Eugene Emeralds and Kendall Toyota to host Be a Hero Drive

Community members can donate blood, join the bone marrow registry and learn about organ donations.

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 7:23 AM
Updated: Aug 4, 2020 11:01 AM

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Emeralds and Kendall Toyota are hosting their Be a Hero Drive on Aug. 19.

The community event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kendall Toyota in Eugene. Community members can donate blood, join the bone marrow registry and learn about organ donation.

The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be there to collect blood donations. The Red Cross will also test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. They have added safety precautions, which include a temperature screening and increased disinfecting of areas.

All blood types are needed, and people who have never donated before are encouraged to donate.

Donors will be asked to wear a mask while attending the event. If you are interested in donating blood, sign up for a pre-scheduled appointment at redcrossblood.org/give.

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