Nebraska Community Blood Bank Invites Healthy Donors to Support Community Health
Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB; NCBB.org) is inviting all healthy blood donors to step forward in an effort to support community health. NCBB continues to operate as an essential part of Nebraska’s infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donating blood is a safe and simple way to support the health of the community, and only volunteer donors can provide the blood products patients rely on.
There has been an overwhelming response to the recent appeal for donors, and NCBB would like to thank all of the Nebraskans who have donated in support of their friends and neighbors. The need for blood is constant, and NCBB will continue to need donors in the coming months. Blood is perishable and the supply must be constantly replenished to ensure a stable supply for Nebraska’s major hospitals. It’s the blood on the shelf today that helps save lives in an emergency.
NCBB has implemented additional safety measures to keep donors and staff safe, including social distancing and restricted access at donor centers, making appointments mandatory to help maintain distancing, and additional screening measures for donors and staff. As always, donors must be free from any cold or flu-like symptoms for at least 72 hours to be eligible to give.
Please consider making an appointment to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks. Contact Nebraska Community Blood Bank to schedule and to learn more about how they keep donors and staff safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic by going online to NCBB.org.