Carter BloodCare andGalleria Dallas wrap up the summer with a three-day blood drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, September 4 to Sunday, September 6, 2020. The blood drive will be located inside the shopping center, between Nordstrom and Grand Lux Café.
As Dallas-Fort Worth continues to reopen, Carter BloodCare reminds community members 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. As an added benefit to donors, all those donating blood will receive a COVID-19 Antibody Test free of charge.
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 and blood donors are required to wear masks.
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.
For more information, call or text 800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org