Our COVID-19 Safety Policies
The top priority of OneBlood is the safety of our donors, team members and blood recipients. Masks are required to be worn by all blood donors. You may wear your own or we will provide one for you if needed. Appointments are encouraged to help maintain social distancing. All blood centers are regulated by the FDA and must follow strict guidelines on how they operate. OneBlood meets all FDA guidelines and all team members follow strict safety protocols including:
- All OneBlood phlebotomists wear masks
- All OneBlood phlebotomists wear medical gloves that are changed for each donation.
- All donor-touched areas and equipment are disinfected after every donation. This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors.
- A sterile collection set is used for every donation.
- Every donor receives a mini-physical that includes a temperature check to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.
- Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood.
Social Distancing at Blood Drives and Donor Centers
OneBlood has implemented additional social distancing safety protocols including:
- Mobile Locations: Only a certain number of people will be permitted on the Big Red Bus at any one time. Donors will be asked to provide their cell phone number so they can wait in their car or outside the bloodmobile. They will be called when it is their turn to come aboard the bus to donate blood.
- Donor Centers: Donors can wait in the donor center, but will need to maintain a safe distance between other donors or they can wait in their car and they will be called when it is their turn to donate.
- Please be aware that we do NOT test for COVID-19. You should contact your health care provider if you want to be tested.