The OneBlood bus will be at Fort Walton Beach City Hall (107 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW) on Wednesday, April 15, from 7am – 1pm. The public is invited and encouraged to participate.
Below are the safety precautions used by OneBlood:
- OneBlood is regulated by the FDA and required to follow strict operational guidelines.
- Our facilities and Big Red Buses are clean and meet all FDA safety standards.
- At every blood drive and donor center OneBlood team members follow safety protocols, including:
- Wearing medical gloves for blood collections.
- Wiping down donor-touched areas and equipment after every collection with disinfectant. This includes, donor beds, registration tablets, blood-pressure cuff and hemoglobin sensors.
- Using sterile collection sets for every donation.
- Conducting donor mini-physicals, including temperature check to ensure donors are healthy and well on the day of donation.
- Only people who are healthy are eligible to donate blood.
- As an additional safety measure, OneBlood is asking people who have traveled to countries at high risk for the coronavirus to self-defer from donating blood for 28 days upon returning to the United States.
- Team members who are sick or not feeling well do not report to work.
Social Distancing at Blood Drives and Donor Centers:
At blood drives, only 4 donors will be permitted on the bus at any one time. Donors will be asked to provide their cell phone number so they can wait in their car or outside the Big Red Bus.
They will be called when it is their turn to donate blood.