Blood Donation Info

From: “Mobley, Allison [Medical Student]”
Date: March 27, 2020 at 11:11:16 AM CDT
To: “Jones, Alonzo [Medical Student]”, “Son, Sophie”
Subject: Blood Donation Info

Hello grad council friends,

We both have this flyer and text. Please circulate whichever you think is best to the other grad divisions, the need for blood is urgent!

This is a summary of what the chiefs sent us:

UChicago Medicine needs you! The COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on the U.S. blood supply. While there is no evidence that coronavirus is transmissible by blood transfusion, the current pandemic is impacting the blood supply by reduced donor presentation, cancelled blood drives, and reduced donor eligibility across the United States.

Some UCM blood suppliers have stopped shipping us blood products. The American Red Cross (the primary supplier to UCM) has recommended reducing hospital blood product utilization by 25%. Given this threat to our blood supply, we MUST increase our blood collection on campus

Our UCM patients and the UCM Blood Donation Center need your HELP! Please consider donating blood or platelets now.

UCM Blood Donation Center is located in DCAM 2E (just before the skybridge to CCD). Please call (773) 702-6247 now to schedule your appointment. Scheduling your appointment will help us be compliant with “social distancing”. We are cleaning and disinfecting after each donation and will be ready for your arrival! We cannot have physical queues of donors and can have only two donors
in the waiting room at once.

To have a successful experience, please remember to eat a full meal and drink plenty of water prior to donation. We offer double incentives for platelet donation.

Thank you for your donation of life!


  • In the PAST 28 DAYS, you have traveled to areas with COVID-19 widespread and ongoing transmission. The CDC currently defines this as the following locations:
    • China, Iran, South Korea, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales), or Vatican City.
  • In the PAST 28 DAYS, you have lived with individuals diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 infection.
  • In the PAST 28 DAYS, you have been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 infection.

AFTER DONATION PLEASE CONTACT THE DONOR CENTER (773 702 6247) if you are diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 infection after donating blood.


Allison Mobley
MD Candidate | 2023
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Blood Donation Flyer Draft.pdf (142 KB)