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The need for blood is never-ending, especially during a global pandemic like COVID-19. Donating blood takes just one hour, and one pint of blood saves up to three lives of patients in Lancaster County.

Blood donors must be in good health (free of allergy, flu, cold and nausea symptoms for at least three days), 16 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be well-hydrated, eat a healthy meal within four hours before donating, and bring a form of ID. Donors are encouraged to donate every eight weeks to help maintain supply. All blood donors will receive a $5 Sheetz gift card.

Safety is our top priority for our donors and staff during the coronavirus pandemic. Donors will be screened for exposure to COVID-19 before entering the donor area, and safe social distancing practices will be maintained. Please sign up ahead of time and do not come in large groups.

May Blood Drive Dates and Locations

All blood donors must schedule an appointment to come to the blood drives by calling 717-544-0177 or by clicking the link that is available under the specific location.

 
5/19
Tues 11am - 7pm
Garden Spot Fire Rescue
339 E. Main St., New Holland
5/21
Thurs 11am - 7pm
Garden Spot Fire Rescue
339 E. Main St., New Holland

Click here to schedule.


5/20
Wed 2pm - 7pm
Hosanna Church
29 Green Acre Rd., Lititz

To schedule call 717-544-0177.

Blood Donor Center

To donate, donors must self-schedule an appointment at the Blood Donor Center at the Suburban Pavilion, 2104 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202, 2nd Floor, Lancaster, by calling 717-544-0177 and choosing option #2, or by visiting LGHealth.org/GiveBlood.

Blood Donor Center Hours:

  • Mondays: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays and Fridays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NOTE: COVID-19 and other coronaviruses (SARS, MERS) and respiratory viruses are NOT known to be transmitted via transfusion of blood products. Routine blood donor screening measures that are already in place are designed to prevent individuals with clinical respiratory infections from donating blood. The CDC, FDA and American Association of Blood Banks are not recommending any additional action by blood collection establishments because there is no data or precedent suggesting risk of transfusion transmission.

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