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St. Luke’s Hospital blood drive scheduled for April 22

St. Luke’s Hospital has partnered with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) to host a blood drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at the Hospital, 222 South  Mill Road in Chesterfield.

The blood drive will be held in conference rooms 4, 5 and 6 of the North/South Medical  Building. All eligible donors are invited to participate in the blood drive. However, appointments are required to help maintain social distancing.

Individuals can sign up by calling (800) 747-5401, visiting bloodcenter.org (use sponsor code 9239) or via the Blood Center’s mobile app, available at bloodcenter.org/app.

The entire donation process can take 45 minutes to an hour, with the actual donation approximately 10 minutes.

As part of MVRBC’s current donor promotion, all registered donors will receive a voucher for a pair of blood donor socks or a $5 gift card.

COVID-19 safety precautions

All staff and donors are required to wear a face covering while participating in a blood drive. Paper masks will be provided for those who arrive without their own mask or facial covering.

Donors are required to maintain social distancing. Staff have added space between chairs in screening areas and in the post-donation refreshment area. Between donations, staff wipe down chairs and surfaces to maintain a safe and hygienic environment.

Donors may not give blood if they are experiencing any symptoms of a COVID-19 infection or have in the last 14  days been within 6 feet of someone who has the virus or is being tested for the virus for greater than 15 minutes without use of personal protective equipment. 

Donors will be screened for symptoms of illness. Body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and hemoglobin level all will be checked, and the donor must complete a pre-donation Donor History Questionnaire)

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