In 2020, Trinity was able to hold five blood drives. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity was ready to help those in need through community blood drives. With the large space available in the Community Center, donors were able to social distance and the Red Cross took precautions to keep all donors safe.
"During these unprecedented times, you and your organization stepped up and overcame obstacles to ensure blood products were available for patients in need. Your commitment to hosting blood drives is vital to the health of your community and I hope you feel great pride in your partnership with the American Red Cross," wrote J. Chris Hrouda, president of Red Cross Biodemical Services, in a letter to blood drive leaders.
Hrouda's letter said the Red Cross is still working to provide lifesaving support despite the current pandemics. In addition, all donated blood is checked for COVID-19 antibodies and plasma from that blood can help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma.
To help the Red Cross serve those in need, watch the Announcer and the calendar for upcoming blood drives or contact Parish Nurse Lisa Riviera at .