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United by Blood

Statewide Blood Drive Initiative

In the midst of the current public health emergency, the need for blood donors has increased as our state’s blood banks run low on supply.

In the spirit of 'Somos Unidos' - if you are able, we need your help to get the blood supply back up! Let's do our part to help our fellow New Mexicans.

We are partnering with the New Mexico Department of Health & Vitalant to drive blood donations across the state. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages people who are well to continue to donate blood as it is an essential activity, even amidst COVID-19 response measures.

There is currently no known risk of transmission of COVID-19 through the blood donation process or from blood transfusions.


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Read More About Increased Safety Precautions

Important note:

There is currently no known risk of transmission of COVID-19 through the blood donation process or from blood transfusions. (source)

Here are the increased safety measures being taken by Vitalant
  • Ensuring staff is healthy before they report for work
  • You may be asked to leave a mobile phone number and
    wait in your car until your turn is called
  • Visitors are discouraged from entering any donation facility
  • Blood centers are not testing or screening for COVID-19 directly, but do screen all donors to make sure they are healthy and eligible to donate.
    • Each donor will have their temperature taken, and a mini-physical exam 
    • Additional screening questions will include recent travel 
  • Follow all appropriate social distancing recommendations from the CDC, DHS and FDA  (6 feet apart rule)
    • Donor chairs are placed six feet apart in facilities, while only one donor at a time is allowed on bloodmobiles
  • Extra disinfection measures 
    • All surfaces cleaned every 30 minutes
    • Donor chairs, screening booths, waiting areas etc. are cleaned after every donor
  • Staff at all facilities will follow all appropriate infection control standards to include proper donning of PPE (personal protective equipment) and handwashing/cleansing.

Thank you to our partners:

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