Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center, 225 Third Avenue SW, from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a pre-donation donor temperature screening will be implemented whereby all donors will be asked to have their temperature taken before being permitted into the blood drive. If a donor has a temperature greater than 99.5°F they will be asked to come back to donate when they are healthy and will be asked to leave the drive. There will be enhanced disinfecting of all equipment (donor beds will be sanitized between every donor) and hand sanitizer will be available to donors at check-in, health history, and refreshment areas.
Donors may also expect a different check-in process, and they will be asked to use hand sanitizer prior to using tablets and laptops. RapidPass (redcrossblood.org/RapidPass), which is a tool that allows the donor to complete the reading and question portions of their donation from their home or mobile device, is also encouraged. This must be done the day of the blood drive and printed out to bring along, or it can now be done on a mobile device and shown when they come to donate.
Typically, all healthy men and women who are at least 16 years old and weigh 110 pounds or more are eligible to donate blood. Donors who are 16 must have the written permission of a parent or guardian. Parental consent forms will be available on the day of the blood drive.
There is no upper age limit, and the time commitment is minimal.
While walk-ins are more than welcome, donors are highly encouraged to make appointments. To make an appointment, please call Marilyn Bratager at (507) 937-3406 or schedule one online at www.redcrossblood.org.