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A blood drive will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Virginia Gay Hospital. The event will take place in the Hospital Cafeteria from 1:45 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. The hospital is located at 502 N. 9th Ave. in Vinton.

Blood donation with LifeServe Blood Center is a quick and painless process. The entire donation experience only takes about an hour and includes registration, a questionnaire, mini-physical, the actual donation, and refreshment in the snack area afterward!

A simple donation can save the lives of three local hospital patients.

In partnership with the state's public health department, LifeServe Blood Center is assisting in the fight against COVID-19 by testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies to help understand the spread of the virus and to help identify individuals who may be eligible to provide convalescent plasma for critically ill hospital patients suffering from COVID-19. Click here for more details. This is not a diagnostic test to determine if you have the COVID-19 virus. LifeServe Blood Center is only providing antibody test results. Donors who feel unwell or who are displaying symptoms of any illness are not eligible to donate.

To help ensure the safety of our team members and other blood donors, we are enforcing the following precautionary measures:

Appointments are required. Donors who do not have appointments will not be able to give blood.

We are asking that blood donors pre-screen themselves for fever prior to appointments. Only donors with temperatures under 99.5 will be allowed to donate. If your temperature is higher than 99.5, please reschedule here or by calling us at 800.287.4903.

Blood donors are required to wear a mask for the duration of their appointment. If you do not have a mask, we will provide you one.

Click here to see a full list of precautions we're taking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Did you know? You earn online store points for every donation! Click here to check out the cool gear you can redeem!

Want texts from LifeServe? Opt in to appointment reminders and donation information by texting LIFESERVE to 999-777. Real LifeServe team members answer your texts and questions! You can opt out at any time. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thank you for being a life-saving blood donor!


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