American Dream to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive on June 10

The property remains closed but will open The Rink for blood donation on June 10, 2020

American Dream will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at The Rink. The COVID-19 outbreak caused the cancellations of thousands of blood drives across the country, leading the Red Cross to reach out to partners with enough space to host new blood drives.

The Rink is open and spacious enough to allow the necessary social distancing practices to take place for staff, donors and volunteers. There is not currently ice on The Rink.

Individuals will be asked to make an appointment to help manage donor flow and adhere to social distancing guidelines outlined by American Red Cross. Healthy individuals can schedule their appointments for the American Dream blood drive at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=American%20Dream

Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control. To ensure the health of employees, volunteers and staff, precautions include:

  • Checking temperatures of staff and donors before entering the drive to make sure they are healthy.
  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before the drive, as well as throughout the donation process.
  • Following social distancing between donors including entry, donation and refreshment areas.
  • Routinely disinfecting surfaces, equipment and donor-touched areas.
  • Wearing gloves and changing gloves often.
  • Using sterile collection sets and an aseptic scrub for every donation.

How to donate blood:

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

WHEN: June 10, 2020

12:00PM – 5:00PM

*Scheduled appointments are necessary to donate blood at this drive

 

WHERE:

American Dream – The Rink (accessible via Parking Deck B, Level 1)

1 American Dream Way

East Rutherford, NJ 07073

 

ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

ABOUT AMERICAN DREAM

American Dream, developed by Triple Five Group, is an unrivaled destination for fantasy, fashion, food, family, and fun. For more information visit www.americandream.com or follow on Instagram @americandream.

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