The Nation is facing a severe blood shortage due to Covid19 pandemic which is causing unprecedented numbers of blood drive cancellations. You can make a difference by donating blood here at the Vista Campus.
Two Dates to Choose:
- Thursday, July 23, from 9am-3pm
- Wednesday, August 26, from 9am-3pm
Where: Vista Campus in The Warehouse, 2405 North Santa Fe Ave, Vista, 92084
Make an appointment by clicking the button below. They are all taking extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety.
For questions, contact our Community Service Coordinator, Mary Bishop, at email@example.com.
NEW AND EXCITING! Antibody Testing for Corona Virus!
The Red Cross will use the antibody test authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Blood, platelet and plasma donations will be tested using samples obtained at the time of donation and sent to a testing laboratory where they will also undergo routine screening and infectious disease testing.
It’s important to emphasize that this is not a diagnostic test. To protect the health and safety of the employees, volunteers and donors, individuals who do not feel well should continue to postpone donation. The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness.
Donor Benefit: The Red Cross hopes testing for COVID-19 antibodies will provide donors insight into whether they may have been exposed to this coronavirus. During this uncertain time, individuals and public health organizations desire more information about COVID-19, and as an organization dedicated to helping others, the Red Cross is fortunate to be able to help. Red Cross donors can expect to receive the results of their antibody test within 7 to 10 days through the Red Cross Blood Donor App or on the donor portal at RedCrossBlood.