DONATE

Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. That is why Boston Chinese Evangelical Church is on a mission to help save lives by hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, April 21st from 10 am to 3 pm (218 Walnut St. Newton, MA).

The community is invited to take part in this special event and donate blood for hospital patients in our neighborhoods and across the nation. The need for blood is constant, but only 3 percent of the U.S. population donates. By rolling up a sleeve, donors can play a critical role in the treatment of accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.

To make an appointment online, click below:

To learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire found at RedCrossBlood.org/rapidpass is encouraged to help speed up the donation process.

For detailed donor eligibility questions, please have your donors call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

VOLUNTEER

If you would like to volunteer for the event, we need help in the following areas:

  • Setting up and tear down

  • Registration and Logistics

  • Greeting and Hospitality

Please read guidelines for volunteers.

If you are interested in serving the event, please contact Ken (ken.liu@bcec.net)

SAFETY MEASURES

At each blood drive, Red Cross staff already follow the highest standards of safety and infection control. In addition to our standard procedures, we have implemented additional precautions that you will notice at your local blood drive:

Wellness and Protection

  • Checking the temperature of all staff, volunteers, and donors before entering blood drive

  • If any staff, volunteer or donor has a temperature greater than 99.5°F they will not be able to donate/work at the drive

  • Staff and volunteers will wear gloves throughout the entire drive, changing gloves often

  • All staff, volunteers and donors will be required to wear face masks or coverings at the blood drive in alignment with CDC public guidelines

  • All provided refreshment items will be pre-packaged only

Enhanced Disinfecting

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in, health history, and refreshment areas

  • Blood donors will be asked to use hand sanitizer before and during the donation process

  • Donors beds will be sanitized between every donor

  • Routinely disinfecting common surfaces at the drive

Social Distancing

  • Set up to allow 6 feet distance between donor areas

  • Only blood donors will be permitted at blood drives

  • After check-in, donors will be asked to wait in a designated area (or even car), donors may be asked for a phone number to get notified it’s their turn

  • Guests will not be able to attend drive (e.g. children or teens, unless the teen is donating blood).