Taking numerous precautions, the Kenney Fire Department is hosting their annual Good Friday Blood Drive this Friday.
Troy Lashbrook with the Kenney Fire Department indicates despite the coronavirus outbreak, the blood drive will still go on with several precautionary measures being taken to ensure the safety of all participants and Red Cross workers.
Fritz Robinson with the Fire Department says the need for blood right now is urgent and coronavirus or no coronavirus, situations are going to arise where people are going to need blood.
Robinson and the Fire Department announced Wednesday they are not going to be accepting walk-in donors for this Friday's blood drive. Robinson is also asking anyone with an appointment already scheduled to please take advantage of the Red Cross' rapid pass program. That is to be complete the day of the drive and get individuals through quicker.
Additionally, participants are encouraged to bring any PPE they feel necessary for them.
To make an appointment, you can visit redcrossblood.org or contact Robinson at 217-620-5407 or Troy Lashbrook at 563-321-0416.