COVID-19 Safety Precautions for Pulse Project

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

It might seem counter-intuitive to donate blood during a pandemic, but in reality there has never been a better time. The Red Cross, Vitalant, and Flathead Electric Co-op are all taking extra precautions this year to make your donation as safe as possible. Some of the things that will be different this year are:

  • Masks required for all donors and medical professionals, and FEC staff
  • Social distancing, with the Red Cross Blood Drive taking place in an extra large conference room at the Red Lion
  • Temperature checks by both blood providers
  • Walk-ins are not being accepted at this time so please make an appointment in advance
  • Thank-you meals will be take-out only (sack lunches at Red Lion and Papa Murphy’s Pizza vouchers at Vitalant)


Antibody Testing

As an added benefit, this year all successfully completed blood donations will be submitted for COVID-19 Antibody Testing, and the results will be available from the Red Cross and Vitalant.

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Give Blood September 9:
FEC Pulse Project Red Cross blood drive
at the Red Lion Inn
20 North Main St. Kalispell

Donate Blood September 9

Give Blood September 10:
FEC Pulse Project at Vitalant
2593 US Hwy 2 East, Suite 1, Kalispell

Donate Blood September 10