July 27, 2020
Buncombe Street Blood Drive Blitz AUG 8-15
While our church buildings remain closed due to the pandemic, the needs for blood continue. In partnership with The Blood Connection (TBC), Buncombe Street UMC will be hosting the Buncombe Street Blood Drive Blitz August 8-15.
All donations will be at a TBC Donor Center. Schedule an appointment at a TBC Donor Center near you during our blitz week. There are TBC Donor Centers across the state! All donors will receive TBC Reward Points and free anti-body testing. Be sure to mention you are with Buncombe Street UMC or use the code, 3ACA.
There are three blood products in high demand: whole blood, platelets or plasma, and convalescent plasma.
Convalescent Plasma: Those who have recovered from a documented case of COVID-19 and/or have the COVID-19 anti-bodies, are encouraged to donate convalescent plasma. Please call TBC at 864-751-1168 to make sure you have the proper paperwork and to schedule an appointment. Use the code 3ACA to be counted with BSUMC.
“When Gary and I were both diagnosed with COVID 19, we were keenly aware of the struggles so many have endured with this potentially deadly virus. As we were recovering, it was a quick and easy decision to donate convalescent plasma at The Blood Connection. Each donation can help up to four patients. We encourage all who have recovered from COVID to donate!” -Martha Judd
Platelets or Plasma: Those wishing to donate platelets, or plasma MUST contact TBC at 864-751-1168. Use the code 3ACA to be counted with BSUMC. These donations take up to two hours. If you are a regular blood donor, you may want to consider donating platelets and or plasma this time.
Whole Blood: Click HERE to preregister for your preferred time. Use the code 3ACA to be counted with BSUMC. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Can’t give? Everyone can help! Please invite your friends and family to donate blood AND be in prayer for all donors, The Blood Connection staff, and most of all – for those who are ill and receiving blood products.
The Blood Connection is taking these safety precautions during the pandemic:
- TBC is limiting the number of people inside donation centers.
- Donors’ temperatures are taken before entering a donation center.
- Cleaning procedures have been enhanced between each donor.
- All TBC staff members are wearing masks. In areas where there are no ordinances requiring masks for the public, masks are highly recommended.
- Waiting area chairs and donor beds are spaced out as much as possible.