Please make all efforts to conduct your union business via email, phone, or web. We are discouraging all face to face contact and take everyone’s personal safety very seriously.  

 

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American Red Cross
 - Posted December 11th, 2020

The tentatively scheduled IBEW Local 110 Blood Drive for Wednesday, January 13th has been postponed. The next tentative date for the IBEW Local 110 Blood Drive to be held at the union hall will be Wednesday, May 12th. The American Red Cross is still accepting donations at their St. Paul and Arden Hills donation centers as well as other community drive locations.

 

I would like to promote a two-day drive that will be held at the St. Paul Saint’s CHS Field on Wednesday, January 6th and Thursday, January 7th. I urge anyone and everyone that is healthy and comfortable with donating to do so at your earliest opportunity. The American Red Cross and our communities are in a dire need of donations. Information, news and scheduling are available at: https://www.redcrossblood.org/. Below are statements from the American Red Cross. 

 

From the American Red Cross:

 

Donating blood products is essential to community health and the need for blood products is constant. As part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, healthy individuals can still donate in areas that have issued shelter in place declarations or are operating under a phased reopening plan. The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need. As hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donors are urged to give now to ensure blood products are readily available for patients.  

 

Red Cross Donation Safety Protocols:

The top priority of the Red Cross is the safety of our donors, volunteers, employees and blood recipients, and we are committed to transparency with the American public during this evolving public health emergency. There are no data or evidence that this coronavirus can be transmissible by blood transfusion, and there have been no reported cases worldwide of transmissions for any respiratory virus including this coronavirus.

 

Donating blood products is essential to community health and eligible donors are strongly urged to donate now. The Red Cross only collects blood from individuals who are healthy and feeling well at the time of donation – and who meet other eligibility requirements.

 

At each blood drive or donation center, Red Cross employees follow thorough safety protocols, including:

  • Wearing gloves and changing them often
  • Wiping down donor-touched areas after every collection
  • Using sterile collection sets for every donation
  • Preparing the arm for donation with aseptic scrub
  • Conducting donor mini-physicals to ensure donors are healthy and well on day of donation 

 

We have also increased our vigilance concerning some of these safety protocols including:

  • Enhanced disinfecting of surfaces and equipment  
  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before entering and throughout the donation appointment 
  • Temperature checks before presenting donors enter the blood drive or donation center 
  • Following social distancing practices between donors including donor beds, as well as waiting and refreshment areas
  • During this time, blankets typically used by platelet, Power Red and AB Elite donors at Red Cross blood donation centers will be laundered after each use, which may limit the availability. Donors are encouraged to bring their own blankets, but electric blankets and heating pads are not permitted.
  • Staff wearing basic face masks
  • For the safety of our donor community and in accordance with CDC guidelines, all donors are required to wear a face covering or mask. Please bring a face covering or mask to your donation. If you do not have one, a mask will be provided to you.

 

To ensure our staff are healthy each day, we have implemented standard staff health assessments prior to all blood drives.  

Finally, only eligible and healthy people are allowed to give blood.  

These mitigation measures will help ensure blood recipient safety, as well as staff and donor safety in reducing contact with those who may potentially have this respiratory infection.

Book your next donation appointment for the days and weeks ahead to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.

The above information can also be viewed at: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus--covid-19--and-blood-donation.html 

  

 Thank you for all of your help and support. Stay safe.  

Noah Smith --- IBEW 110 Member --- Blood Drive Coordinator

Email: blooddrive@ibew110.org


Something to Make you Smile  
- Posted December 11th, 2020


Thanks to our Volunteers - Posted December 11th, 2020

Click the link below to read about the Charles Brett  Scholarship  

Charles Brett Scholarship

 

 


   

 

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THANKS to IBEW 110 

who knocked it out of the park by finishing up all the electrical work in our biggest house on Willow! 
They gave power to our 6  bedroom, 2 1/2 bath!  THANKS IBEW! Rice County Habitat for Humanity
www.habitatricecounty.org
507.323.5167

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