The City of San Antonio and OneBlood will be having a Blood Drive on Thursday, July 23rd from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Big Red Bus will be parked in front of the fire station next to City Hall. Donors will receive a free tote bag and wellness check up (including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening). All donations will also be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.
In an effort to practice social distancing, OneBlood in encouraging donors to schedule appointments through OneBlood.org. Walk-ins will be accommodated around scheduled appointments.
Donating blood during this time is completely safe. OneBlood takes our donor safety very seriously. We are under the FDA umbrella and follow all their regulations, as well as, all CDC guidelines. We have also increased our safety protocols.
OneBlood Donation Safety Protocols: OneBlood is regulated by the FDA and required to follow strict operational guidelines.
Big Red Buses are clean and meet all FDA safety standards.
At every blood drive and donor center OneBlood team members follow safety protocols, including:
Wearing medical gloves for blood collections.
Masks are worn by all OneBlood Staff and must be worn by donors as well. If they do not have one, we can provide on for them.
Wiping down donor-touched areas and equipment after every collection with disinfectant. This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors.
Donors hands are sanitized when they enter the bus and their temperature is taken immediately.
Only 4 donors are allowed on the bus at a time.
Only two of the beds can be used at a time
Using sterile collection sets for every donation.
Conducting donor mini-physicals, including temperature check to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.
Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood.
As an additional safety measure, OneBlood is asking people who have traveled to countries at high risk for the coronavirus to self-defer from donating blood for 28 days upon returning to the United States.
Team members who are sick or not feeling well do not report to work.
Donors must sign-in. If there is a wait, they can wait, or we can text them once a spot is available on the bus.
OneBlood appreciates your continued support as we supply our local hospitals with lifesaving blood for their patients.
We could not save lives without you!