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Pozez JCC & American Red Cross Blood Drive

Date: Friday, August 20, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location:

Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States
Map

Contact: Laurie Albert

Phone: 703.537.3064

Email: Laurie.Albert@theJ.org


Pozez JCC and The American Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, August 20, 10am-3pm
Pre-registered participants only. No walk-ins.

During the pandemic, the Pozez JCC has hosted several blood drives to help our County replenish its critically low supply. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

The blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour. The donation itself is only about 8-10 minutes on average.

Note: The Red Cross is allowing anyone who has received either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (AstraZeneca and Janssen/J&J have a two week waiting period) to donate without a waiting period. It is encouraged that you bring your vaccine card (or a virtual copy of it) to show the nurse but it is not required. All that is required is to know which manufacturer was administered.

Update (5/23/2021): 

The American Red Cross has updated its pandemic safety protocols in alignment with CDC and OSHA guidance. Here's what you need to know:

  • Fully vaccinated individuals including staff and blood donors will no longer need to wear face masks or socially distance beginning May 21.
  • Unvaccinated individuals will continue to be required to wear face masks and socially distance.
  • If your location requires face masks, the Red Cross will adhere to more stringent face mask requirements. Please notify your Red Cross Account Manager at least 72 hours before your next blood drive if face masks will be required by your organization.
  • In addition, where state and/or local guidance is more stringent than the most recent CDC guidelines, we will follow the more stringent state or local guidelines.
  • Proof of vaccination will not be a requirement. We trust that our blood donors will provide honest responses – it's what our eligibility process is built upon. We will continue to rely on the honesty of our blood donors when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination and face masks.

Individuals will continue to be screened for COVID19 antibodies. In addition, we are pleased to share that beginning April 1, the Red Cross will expand its testing to include sickle cell trait screening on all donations from self-identified African American donors. This additional screening will help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help sickle cell patients and provide African American donors an additional health insight during a time when health information has never been more important.

 

 


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