Did you know that every two seconds, someone in America requires blood? People with cancer, trauma patients, premature babies, accident victims and more. North Texas CCIM and American Red Cross are proud to partner together to ensure that this immediate need is met.
The American Red Cross is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S., providing nearly 40% of the nation’s blood. As a national network, the Red Cross has a responsibility to meet the demand for blood and help ensure it is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed, but we need your help.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a decline in blood units collected. To help fill the gap, NTCCIM is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, July 25. We also encourage you to make a financial gift to ensure the American Red Cross can continue to provide blood when it is needed most.
Every blood unit collected at the NTCCIM hosted blood drive will be generously matched by the William and Sylvia Zale Foundation (up to $5,000).
Sign up to donate blood here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=10&zipSponsor=CCIMNTX
As an added benefit, all blood, platelet and plasma donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors. This testing may provide critical insight into whether donors may have possibly been exposed to this coronavirus.
More info about antibody testing results
The results of your antibody test will be available by logging in to your Blood Donor account on the Blood Donor App or online about 7 to 10 days after your donation. You can also find the results of your mini-physical, including temperature, blood pressure, pulse check, and iron levels. We are performing COVID-19 antibody testing on donations made on and after June 15.
Link to information on Blood Donor App: https://www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html
Note: The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a diagnostic test, and a positive antibody test results do not confirm infection or immunity; a positive antibody test indicates potential exposure to the virus.