FC Tucson Teams up with the Red Cross on May 13th
We are excited to partner with the American Red Cross to launch the first of what we hope will be many blood drives. As you may know, the American Red Cross is responsible for fulfilling the local hospitals with much needed, potentially lifesaving units of blood. Blood is critically needed right now, and we are asking all donors to please come out and donate during this challenging time.
As concerns about the outbreak of COVID-19 rise in the U.S., we want to assure you that blood donation will be a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood. The top priority of the American Red Cross is safety - for our valued volunteers, employees, donors, blood program leaders, and patients.
As a reminder, the Red Cross only collects blood from individuals who are healthy and feeling well at the time of donation. Donating blood does not impact or weaken the immune system. At the blood drive, Red Cross employees will follow thorough safety protocols including taking all donor temperatures, wearing gloves, and personal protective gear, wiping down donor-touched areas after every collection, using sterile collection sets for every donation, and arm scrubbing. These mitigation measures will help ensure blood recipient safety, as well as staff and donor safety in reducing contact with those who may potentially have this respiratory infection.
Each donation we collect can save up to three lives. Please consider joining us and make an impact on the community in an incredible way by saving lives. Donors must sign-up by appointment below.
Date: Wednesday, May 13th
Where: Food City Parking Lot/ Red Cross Blood Mobile 2950 S. 6th Avenue 85713
FC Tucson staff and players will be onsite to provide signed posters and bandanas as a token of gratitude.
The Red Cross has been making a humanitarian impact for more than 130 years, and has been collecting blood for over 70 of those years. We can all be part of something important when we work with the Red Cross to strengthen the blood supply and give back to our community. We are Tucson Strong!
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