PositivelyLV

Actions

Fashion Show and American Red Cross holding additional blood drives

Recovered from COVID-19? Your plasma could be key to develop treatment for ill patients
Posted at 3:00 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 19:02:00-04

Fashion Show Las Vegas will team up with the American Red Cross to host additional blood drives during the month of October.

Guests able to donate blood are welcome to visit the property’s pop-up donor location on the first floor of the Fashion Show Mall near Macy’s Men’s on Oct. 2, 9, 16, 20, 27 and 31 by appointment.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to provide hope and healing to those fighting cancer.

The Red Cross is now testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to this coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms.

Donors who help support the need by giving at this drive will be able to view their results 7-10 days after donation through the Red Cross Blood Donor App or the donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org.

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including temperature checks, social distancing and face coverings for donors and staff – have been implemented to protect the health of all those in attendance.

Donation appointments can be made by downloading the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device and use sponsor code FashionShowRetail.

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive and are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive.