La Casa de Cristo is partnered with American Red Cross.
Blood Drives for 2020
Sign up online at redcrossblood.org. To create a new online account, follow these steps:
- Go to redcrossblood.org
- Top right corner click Sign In
- Click Create an Account
- Complete your info (Username is NOT case sensitive but password IS case sensitive)
- Click Continue and you are ready to reserve your appointment time
To Find La Casa’s blood drive:
To sign up for the blood drive, go to the Red Cross website (redcrossblood.org) and under ZIP or Sponsor Code, enter lacasadecristo (all one word). From there select the donation time that works for your schedule.
If you plan to donate blood to our blood drive, PLEASE follow these recommendations before and after your donation to ensure your experience is safe and successful.
Please note: La Casa de Cristo and American Red Cross will require you to have food & drink before donating blood. Please eat before you arrive so your donation will not be delayed.
For more information about Donor Eligibility: Click Here
Location: Gathering Place
- BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO WALK-INS ALLOWED, ONLY BLOOD DONORS WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE.
- Arrive 5 minutes prior to the appointment time.
- We are also asking everyone on the morning of the blood drive to go to “redcrossblood.org/rapidpass” and answer the questions and print out the pass or have it on your phone. This will reduce surface contact at the blood drive.
- Additional safety measures include a health pre-screening, physical distancing, must wear a mask at all times.
Before donation: Get a good nights sleep. The day of, drink an extra 16 oz of water or non-alcoholic fluids before the donation. Eat a healthy meal the night before and that morning (avoid excessive fatty foods). If you have been sick or not feeling well the week prior, please do not give blood.
After donation: Remain in the room for 15 minutes, drink fluids, and have a snack. Notify the staff immediately if you feel lightheaded or “just not right”. Over the next 24 hrs drink an extra four(8 oz) glasses of liquids and avoid alcohol. NO vigorous exercise for the rest of the day.
Our participation as a congregation and your personal donation goes toward saving the life of an accident victim or surgery patient. Blood drives are held year round.
It is important to sign up for an appointment time. American Red Cross uses the number of sign-ups to determine the staffing needed. We are sometimes unable to accommodate all who want to donate.
AMERICAN RED CROSS REQUIREMENTS
AGE: 17 or older
WEIGHT: At least 110 pounds
DONORS MUST SHOW IDENTIFICATION CONTAINING LEGAL NAME AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
• Date of Birth
• Social security number
• Red Cross donor card
• Photo ID DONATION FREQUENCY:
• At least eight (8) weeks between whole blood donations.
DO NOT DONATE IF YOU:
• Have a cold or flu symptoms on the day of donation or do not feel well.
• Have taken oral antibiotics in the last three (3) days.
• Have had close contact with a person who has clinical hepatitis within the past twelve (12) months.
• Had a tattoo, ear or skin piercing, acupuncture, accidental needle stick, or come in contact with someone else’s blood in the past 12 months. (Ear or skin piercing, and acupuncture procedures performed using single-use, sterile or properly heat sterilized equipment are acceptable.)
• Have received a blood transfusion in the last twelve (12) months.
• Have had malaria within the last three (3) years or traveled to a malaria risk area within the last twelve (12) months.
• Are or have been pregnant in the past six (6) weeks.
• Have been treated for syphilis or gonorrhea in the past twelve (12) months.
• Have used a needle to inject nonprescription drugs (including steroids).
• Are at risk for HIV exposure, the virus which causes AIDS.
Other questions regarding donor qualification should be directed to the American Red Cross at 1-800-Red-Cross.
Please bring a complete list of medications that you have taken in the past month.