Did you know that one donor can save up to 3 lives? Below is the information about the upcoming blood drive we are hosting here at Constable Chris Jones’ office in June where you too can be a hero!
The coronavirus does not pose any risk to blood donors, either during the donation process or while attending organized blood drives. People who have received a coronavirus vaccine can donate blood so long as they are symptom-free and feeling well, they have a normal temperature, they are not short of breath or coughing productively. Routine blood donor screening measures continue to be in place that prevents individuals with clinical respiratory infections from donating blood, these same measures apply to those with coronavirus disease. There is no waiting period after getting a vaccine dose from Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen/Johnson&Johnson, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Novavax; donation is safe. No cases of coronavirus or flu virus have been linked to blood exposure. Instead, we protect ourselves and our donors by maintaining clean hands, wearing gloves, cleaning work surfaces, and covering coughs and sneezes.
Anyone who is age 17 or older may be eligible to donate blood. Individuals who are 16 years old may be eligible to donate with parental consent. You must bring a valid picture ID prior to donation.
- Donors age 19 and up must weigh at least 110 pounds.
- Donors age 16 to 18 must weigh 122 pounds. *16-year-old donors must have parental consent.
- Potential donors must be in general good health, without any cold or flu symptoms.
For more information or concerns, please click the following link: https://www.giveblood.org/ or call our office at 281/259-6493 to speak with Chief Chad Walling.