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Blood donations still needed: You can help.

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Updated March 20

As communities across the country prepare for the effects of COVID-19, VCU Health and the American Red Cross are hosting local blood drives to prevent blood supply shortages for hospital patients. We strongly urge healthy, eligible individuals to donate blood or platelets during this time.

Please schedule your appointment online, as walk-ins will not be accepted.  New dates and times are being added, so please check the American Red Cross appointment registration page to see all opportunities available to donate.
 
VCU Health Main Hospital 
1250 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, Va. 
“Meeting Center” Conference Room, 2nd floor of the hospital cafeteria 
• Tuesday March 24 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Thursday March 26 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
• Friday, April 17 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

One Capital Square
830 E. Main Street, Richmond, Va.  
Madison Conference Room, 12th floor
• Friday, March 27 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 

7th & Franklin Building
701 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.  
Basement Floor, Room B1
• Thursday, April 23 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) 

Stony Point
9109 Stony Point Drive, Richmond, Va.  
Blood mobile in front of the building
• Wednesday, April 15 (3 – 6 p.m.)

Parham Road 
7818 E. Parham Road, Richmond, Va. 
2nd Floor
• Tuesday, April 14 (12 – 4 p.m.)

Donating blood is still safe 

VCU Health and the American Red Cross are taking proactive measures to ensure that donating blood is safe during the evolving COVID-19 situation. Please do not hesitate to give or receive blood during this time. At each blood drive, Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols to help ensure the safety of donors, staff and the blood supply.

The Red Cross only collects blood from individuals who are healthy and feeling well at the time of donation. Staff will check your temperature before permitting you to donate. You will be seated 6 feet from any other donors to comply with social distancing standards. Staff will also conduct enhanced disinfecting measures throughout the donation process.  

Red Cross employees are also screened daily. They undergo temperature-checks before every shift and wear the appropriate personal protective wear during and between every donation.

For more information

If you have additional questions about donating blood during this time, please call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767, or schedule an appointment online