Upcoming Blood Drive

Give the gift of life during these uncertain times.

The OSLC Mission Committee will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The blood drive will be located in the Fellowship Hall.

For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service. This testing may provide critical insight into whether donors may have been exposed to this coronavirus. The Red Cross is committed to helping others in meaningful ways during this pandemic. This is not a test to diagnose COVID-19. 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.

If you are interested in being a blood donor, you can either sign-up using the links on this webpage, online through the Red Cross website (see instructions below), or by contacting the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS or (309) 662-0500 ext. 0.

www.redcrossblood.org/give

RapidPass®

RapidPass® can help save time during your blood or platelet donation.

The process is simple—just 4 steps—and takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

  1. Get started with some initial information.
  2. Read through the pre-donation materials.
  3. Answer your health history questions.
  4. Print, download, or email your RapidPass® to yourself and bring it with you to the blood drive.

RapidPass® is compatible with most mobile devices, but if it is not compatible with your device then we encourage you to schedule an appointment to donate and answer the questions when you arrive.

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/manage-my-donations/rapidpass.html

Thank you for your willingness to participate in this blood drive. The American Red Cross blood supply is currently at "critically low" volumes. Because of the urgent need for eligible donors, please consider inviting family, friends, and co-workers.