May 7th Blood Drive Cancelled
Today we learned that Vitalant is cancelling all mobile blood drives through Memorial Day.
While we are saddened of this news, we want to say Thank You to everyone who had signed up to donate. The drive was close to being completely booked up. Our Leadville community is amazing!!
We will let you know when the next one will be!
Below is a note from our Vitalant Representative.
Vitalant, like the rest of the country, is facing disruption and uncertainty due to COVID-19. As part of our ongoing response to the current health crisis and as responsible stewards of the blood supply, we continue to adjust our blood collection operations to meet the fluctuating blood needs of patients.
While blood is still needed, we are able to meet these needs through our brick and mortar sites. While elective surgeries are still on hold, and a decline in the need at the hospital level, we must adjust our operations accordingly.
The need for blood never goes away and we will continue to manage the blood needs of patients and our hospital health care partners with the help of supportive donors and communities in the months ahead. This is a short-term measure and we hope to resume mobile blood drive operations following Memorial Day.
I appreciate all of your help and continued support. I’m hoping we’ll still be able to host a community drive in Leadville in early July to support the Lake County community and summer blood collection needs.