January is National Blood Donor Month, and thousands of people across California, Oregon, and Arizona (and other states our team members live in) are in urgent need of blood donations to save lives. At West Yost, we support our communities.
West Yost has partnered with the American Red Cross, through their SleevesUp campaign, to replenish blood supplies diminished by COVID-19. Additionally, all donations are being tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Blood donations that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies could provide convalescent plasma for critically ill coronavirus patients.
The Red Cross is encouraging all eligible and healthy individuals to make an appointment for their nearest drive today. Each donation site will take added precautions to ensure that the process is safe for all involved. Face masks are required. Donor and staff temperature checks will be administered before entering. Beds will be spaced at least 6 feet apart, and all stations will be routinely cleaned between donations. Extra guests will not be allowed unless donating.