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Coronavirus Information

Learn about the continued importance of blood donation, and the steps Versiti is taking to keep our donors safe.

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Letter from Chief Medical Officer, Thomas Abshire, MD

There is no substitute for the lifesaving gift of blood. It is precious. It is perishable. And the need for it is vital. Together with you, we make our communities stronger.


In times of crisis we lift each other up and ensure a safe and caring place for our neighbors. Your neighbors, friends, and loved ones are at an elevated risk during this latest crisis in our nation. The latest virus we are living through is very serious, but more so is the severely declining availability of blood.

We are a beacon of hope.

Ensuring Donor Safety

Donor Health & Registration:

  • All donor-facing staff will have their temperature taken prior to beginning their work day
  • Donors temperatures will be taken at registration to ensure they are not elevated prior to entering donation areas
  • Donors will be asked to wash hands prior to screening
  • Donors will be asked if they are currently experiencing coughing or shortness of breath
  • Donors will be asked if they have recently traveled to high-risk countries as defined by the CDC
  • If any of the above is true, donors will be asked to self-defer

Social Distancing:

  • We encourage all donors to make an appointment to lessen the amount of people waiting at our donor centers
  • Ensuring six feet of space between chairs in waiting areas and cafe
  • Ensuring six feet of space between donation chairs and/or separation with medical screens
  • If appointment registration congestion occurs, we will ask for your cell phone number and text when your appointment is ready

Cleaning:

  • We clean all equipment, beds, and other surfaces after each donor finishes their donation
  • Changing gloves frequently and between donors is part of our normal practice
  • We will maintain sanitized pen bins, so donors are only using clean pens at sign-in

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Versiti Blood Center of Illinois

Blood centers are open, however our Elgin location is closed due to staff availability.

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Versiti Blood Center of Indiana

Our blood centers are still open! Shelter in place directives do not include blood donation.

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Versiti Blood Center of Michigan

Our blood centers are still open! Shelter in place directives do not include blood donation.

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Versiti Blood Center of Ohio

Blood drives are still running! Find one near you.

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Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin

Our blood centers are still open! Shelter in place directives do not include blood donation.

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