Welcome! The High Plains Community is now open!

blood drive Tuesday, May 26, 11 am-4 pm.

 

Please wear a mask. People can sign up on their own by following these instructions:

Go to Vitalant.org and use the sponsor code of:  H1573

This blood drive is being sponsored by Killdeer High School HOSA (Future Health Professionals)

CRITICAL MESSAGING TO DONORS WITH UPCOMING APPOINTMENTS

Vitalant: Giving blood is a safe, essential health care action: it’s not a “gathering.” It’s critical to keep your upcoming Appt to ensure lifesaving care.

Some government agencies are advising people to avoid “gatherings”.  Blood donation operations—at blood drives and donation centers—are not gatherings but essential health care activities. Not having enough blood to meet basic patient needs will cause another public health crisis.

Dr. Peter Marks from the Food and Drug Administration has stated: “We need people to start turning out in force to give blood.] ”  If you are healthy, it is imperative that you keep your appointment to give blood.

If you are not feeling well, please do not donate; Vitalant does NOT test for COVID-19.

Donating blood is safe. The coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process.

Here’s what Vitalant is doing to protect our donors:

·  Only healthy people are encouraged to come give blood. In fact, donors must be feeling well and free of respiratory illness symptoms, including fever, to be eligible to donate.

·  People who meet certain travel and other at-risk criteria for coronavirus infection are deferred ahead of time from donating. Learn more.

·  Vitalant staff wear gloves and personal protective gear; they wipe down donor-touched areas often and after every collection using a disinfectant.

·  Staff use sterile, single-use collection sets for each donor and scrub the donor’s arm for 30 seconds before the collection.

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