ICAAR (Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS®) is partnering with the UI DeGowin Blood Center to host a blood drive in our Education Center on February 3rd.
Members have the power to save lives and help others in need by participating in the upcoming blood drive. Each donation matters and it is because of giving members at ICAAR that patients receive second chances.
Please consider supporting the patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital by donating the gift of life at ICAAR’s Blood Drive.
Sign-up HERE to secure your spot and help save lives!
GENERAL DONOR INFORMATION
- Have a photo I.D. (Iowa One Card or Driver’s License)
- If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, it is important to provide the manufacturer when you come to donate. We encourage you to bring your vaccination card to your donation appointment. In most cases, there is no deferral time for individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Please note, donors and staff are required to wear a face mask when they come to donate. Per CDC guidance, masks are still required in high-risk areas, including hospitals and blood donation areas. If donors do not have a face mask, they will be provided with one when they arrive.
- Be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with signed parent/guardian consent.
o 16-year-old donors need a DeGowin Consent Form filled out by a parent or legal guardian. You will hand this form to registration when you come to donate.
- Eat a FULL meal within 4 hours before donating.
- Drink plenty of fluids before donating.
- Be in general good health.
- Bring a list of current medications.
- Bring a list of places visited outside the United States in the last three years, including dates traveled.
- It is important to be well hydrated and it is recommended to increase the amount of salt in your diet the day prior to donating.
- Weigh at least 110 pounds.
- Cold & flu– symptom free for 5 days. (Please note the flu shot is not a deferral.)
- The DeGowin Blood Center has implemented a number of safety measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the highest level of safety is maintained.