Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Blood Drive
UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital is hosting a blood drive May 24. More information as to the time and location of the drive is coming soon.
Please help us keep the shelves stocked with life-saving blood. Go to RedCrossBlood.org and search sponsor code MaryandElizabeth to reserve your preferred donation time.
As a reminder, UofL Health employees do not have to clock out to donate and will not be penalized for time spent donating, provided that arrangements are made with leadership to create a plan for the employee’s critical and/or time-sensitive work during the donation timeslot.
Speed up the process by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or download the Rapid Pass app on your phone the day of the blood drive. You can save up to 15 minutes by completing the health history questions prior to your arrival.
If you participate in UofL Health – Wellness Journey, you can earn points in WellRight for donating.
The American Red Cross is following FDA blood donation eligibility guidance for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination, and deferral times may vary depending on the type of vaccine an individual receives. Good news, there’s no deferral time for donors that receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine!
At the blood drive, donors that received a COVID-19 vaccine will need to provide the manufacturer name when they come to donate. Upon vaccination, individuals should receive a card or printout indicating what COVID-19 vaccine was received and the Red Cross encourages donors to bring that card to their next donation.
Here are some additional details about eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine and blood donor eligibility:
- As stated above, there is no deferral time for individuals who are vaccinated with an inactivated or RNA based COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Moderna or Pfizer.
- Individuals vaccinated with a replication defective virus COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson must wait two weeks before giving blood.
- Individuals who do not know what type of COVID-19 vaccine they received must wait four weeks before giving blood.
- Regardless of the type of vaccine an individual receives, all donors must be symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation. If an individual is experiencing any symptoms from the COVID-19 vaccine, the Red Cross asks that they postpone their donation until they are feeling better.
- For additional donor eligibility questions, please call or direct donors to 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).