Westerly Education Center is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, January 19 -- from noon to 5 p.m. The donation takes about 30 minutes all together, and you'll need to bring a photo ID and a cloth face mask. Please do not donate if you don't feel well. It's OK to cancel but please make a reservation if you are healthy. There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus, and people are encouraged to donate blood in order to meet the needs of patients locally.
Antibody testing is available for all donations through 1/31/21 (ribc.org/antibody). Those with COVID-19 antibodies may be invited to become a special convalescent plasma donor for patients battling COVID-19, and January donors will also receive a $5 Dunkin’ gift card and winter hat.
The Rhode Island Blood Center's website lists all the eligibility requirements and if you haven't donated in a while you'll want to review it carefully.
Both the Blood Center and Westerly Education Center have COVID-19 protection measures in place for your health and for the phlebotomists' health and safety. All donors will be physically distanced, and the number of people who can donate at the same time will be reduced.
Please make your appointments by contacting the Rhode Island Blood Center with the sponsor code 3865 or call them at 800-283-8385 if you have questions. Thank you!