We are currently looking for spaces with a minimum of 1400 feet of open, unobstructed space with high ceilings and good ventilation that can provide at least 10 tables (24" x 60" with wheel preferred but not required, we will work with what's available) and 25 chairs.
Ability for donors to have a separate area to have their temperature taken before proceeding to the donor room is a real bonus.
As always, having accessible power outlets and adequate lighting is an absolute necessity, and if WiFi Hotspots are dampened (usually only in secure locations) we would have to know so that we can bring a wired setup.
We understand why people may be hesitant to come out for a blood drive, but want to reassure the public that we have implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of our donors and staff in response to concern, including:
Checking the temperature of staff and donors before entering a drive to make sure they are healthy * Providing hand sanitizer for use before the drive, as well as throughout the donation process * Spacing beds, where possible, to follow social distancing practices between blood donors * Increasing enhanced disinfecting of surfaces and equipment.
About American Red Cross - National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region
4700 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, US
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to a service member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.