|Event Name:||Blood Drive|
|Date:||August 23, 2020|
|Start Time:||8:00 AM|
Greetings fellow parishioners! I pray that you are well and staying safe, during this unprecedented time in our country and world. Due to a tremendous response to Red Cross COVID 19 antibody testing for donors during the summer months, St Edith has agreed to hold a community drive in the Parish Hall, on Aug. 23, 2020, 8:00am - 2:00pm. American Red Cross will test all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors. Please note the Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, including COVID-19. An antibody test assesses whether your immune system has responded to the infection, not if the virus is currently present. The COVID-19 antibody test is authorized by the U.S. FDA and may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed. If you feel unwell for any reason, please postpone your donation. Facial masks will be required of all donors, including staff and all mitigation steps will be adhered to by Red Cross staff, and any volunteers. Your donation will help benefit those current COVID-19 patients, as well as others. If you can donate, please call 1800RedCross, or go online to redcrossblood.org to make an appointment. God bless you all, and thank you for your support.
Respectfully submitted by Rita Howell, St. Edith Blood Drive Coordinator
(Details of COVID DONATION information from redcrossblood.org website)