New blood drives dates announced

The American Red Cross continues to face blood shortages due to blood drive cancellations during the coronavirus pandemic. To help, the American Red Cross is holding regular blood drives at Vanderbilt University Medical Center locations.

These include on the 21st Avenue campus in Light Hall, at Vanderbilt One Hundred Oaks and the Vanderbilt Children's Urgent Care in Murfreesboro.

“The need for blood donations persists through the coronavirus pandemic. Caring for the unique population of patients we serve, especially those who are traumatically injured, means VUMC is Middle Tennessee’s largest consumer of blood and blood products from the American Red Cross. If you are able to donate, we would appreciate your help,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer.  

To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code Vandy19. Or visit the sign-up link. 

It's possible to streamline your donation with an online pre-donation reading and health history of time on donation day. 

Blood donation is safe to do and an essential activity

The American Red Cross understands public health concerns regarding donating blood during the COVID-19 pandemic, but wants to stress that donating blood is a safe process and Red Cross blood drives have the highest safety standards. American Red Cross blood drives are essential and directly support clinical AND other emergency services remaining open, including for trauma and oncology patients. Over 6,000 blood drives and 200,000 donations have been cancelled in recent days, creating a serious shortage. It is safe to donate at this time.

Upcoming Times and Dates for Red Cross Blood Drives

 

Date

Time

Room

5/12/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

5/12/2020

8:00am-12:00pm

OHO 1st Floor Conference Rooms A, B, and C


5/13/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

5/14/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

5/19/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 419A

5/19/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 419B

5/19/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 419C

5/19/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 419D

5/20/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RHL 410

5/20/2020

9:00am-2:00pm

Vanderbilt Children's Urgent Care Murfreesboro,
Blood Mobile will be in the parking lot

5/21/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RHL 410

5/26/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RHL 411A

5/26/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RHL 411B

5/26/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RHL 411C

5/26/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RHL 411D

5/27/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

5/28/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/2/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/3/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/4/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/9/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/9/2020

8:00am-12:00pm

OHO 1st Floor Conference Rooms A, B, and C

6/9/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/10/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/11/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/15/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 415A

6/15/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 415B

6/15/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 415C

6/15/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 415D

6/16/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/22/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 411A

6/22/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 411B

6/22/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 411C

6/22/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 411D

6/23/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/25/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

6/30/2020

6:30am-3:25pm

RLH 410

7/6/2020

8:00am-12:00pm

OHO 1st Floor Conference Rooms A, B, and C

8/11/2020

8:00am-12:00pm

OHO 1st Floor Conference Rooms A, B, and C