Carter BloodCare andGalleria Dallas start the summer off with a three-day blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 22 to Friday, May 24, 2020. The blood drives will be located inside the shopping center, between Nordstrom and Grand Lux Café.
As Dallas-Fort Worth slowly reopens, Carter BloodCare reminds community members to continue to #BraveTheMoment and make time for blood donation when eligible. Blood donation is still safe to do. Blood products are essential to securing the healthcare industry as the country continues to strive for better health. Giving blood now will help sustain the increased demand, as well as build the blood supply for summer.
Carter BloodCare and Galleria Dallas will comply with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding social distancing, sanitation and prescreening procedures to provide a safe donation experience for donors and staff. Carter BloodCare staff will also wear masks, as mandated by the city of Dallas.
In addition to these procedures, Carter BloodCare’s routine health screening includes asking if a donor is feeling well and healthy. If you have any symptoms of illness, including cold or flu, you should not give blood. Blood donors are also routinely screened for temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, and hemoglobin.
Free parking is available in the Orange Garage on the north side of Galleria Dallas, near Nordstrom. Blood donors should follow signage in the Orange Garage to enter the blood drive through the west side of the center near the Grand Lux Café. Blood donors are required to wear masks in order to enter the shopping center. Galleria Dallas’ set-up allows for the recommended social distancing between donor beds and in waiting areas. Appointments are strongly encouraged to help manage the flow and avoid crowding. Walk-in appointments will be accepted but extra precautions will be put in place. Donors without a scheduled appointment will check-in upon arrival and be directed to a designated waiting area until space is available.
Donors should make an appointment by texting 800-366-2834 and complete the questionnaire before arriving the same day of your appointment using Carter BloodCare’s QuickScreenqs.carterbloodcare.org