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Blood donations still needed: You can help.

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Updated June 4, 2020

Schedule your appointment online

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.

Plenty of appointments available; no walk-ins 

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. Here are a few dates, times and locations where you can donate blood or platelets.  

VCU Health Main Hospital 
1250 E. Marshall Street, Richmond, VA
"Meeting Center" Conference Room, 2nd floor of the hospital cafeteria

  • Thursday, June 11 (12 - 6 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 12 (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 19 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, June 23 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

VCU Health Sciences Students
1250 E Marshall St
Richmond, VA 

  • Wednesday, June 10 (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

VCU Health System Parham Road
7818 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA

  • Friday, June 5 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • Thursday, June 18 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • Friday, June 26 (9 a.m. – 2 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 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