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Tri Cities Holiday Blood Drive December 29th

The American Red Cross and GI Family Radio will host the Tri-Cities Holiday
Blood Drive, December 29, 2020 from Noon-6 p.m.

o The blood drive will take place at three locations in Central Nebraska:
 Adams County Fairgrounds, 947 S. Baltimore Ave., Hastings, Neb.
 Ft. Kearney Chapter, 520 W. 48 th St., Kearney, Neb.
 YWCA, 211 E. Fonner Park Road, Grand Island, Neb.

o All who come to give will receive a commemorative long-sleeved Red Cross T-
shirt, while supplies last, while supplies last.


 Eligible donors are encouraged to make an appointment to donate at the Tri-Cities
Holiday Blood Drive.

o To make an appointment to donate:
 Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor app
 Visit
 Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)


 The Red Cross is testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies. As part of this
effort, plasma from whole blood donations that test positive for COVID-19
antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent
plasma transfusions.

o Red Cross antibody tests will also be helpful to identify individuals who have
COVID-19 antibodies and may qualify to be convalescent plasma donors for
future donations.

o Convalescent plasma is plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-
19. It contains antibodies that may help patients actively fighting the virus.

o The Red Cross is not testing donors to diagnose illness, referred to as a
diagnostic test. To protect the health and safety of our staff and donors, it is
important that individuals who do not feel well or believe they may be ill with
COVID-19 postpone donation.