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Information on Red Cross RapidPass program

To the Editor:
For those donors who like the convenience of the American Red Cross program, RapidPass is a way for blood donors to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy of their own home or office. RapidPass is only used to complete the pre-reading and pre-donation questionnaire in advance of your appointment; it does not take the place of scheduling an appointment. American Red Cross expects to reduce the time donors with a RapidPass spend at blood drives by up to 15 minutes.
There are some important things to remember!
•  RapidPass cannot be completed prior to the date of the drive.
• Donors must complete the steps to redeem their pass on the day they donate, July 27.
• Donors who do not bring the printed pass with them to their donation, or cannot show it on their mobile device, will be asked to complete the questions again.
To use RapidPass, participating donors should follow these steps:
• Visit redcrossblood.org/rapidpass.
• Read the information.
• Answer the questions.
• Print the RapidPass or email the PDF to themselves so that it shows on their mobile device when they come to donate.
If you do decide not to use the RapidPass online tool, you will be following the usual procedure of completing the required paperwork and medical questionnaire at the blood drive.
If you want to check if there are any available time slots for donations, please contact our Scheduling Coordinator Nelda Klaustermeier at 320-864-3475. Thank you for your donation at the Glencoe Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 27, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Glencoe City Center.
Charleen Engelmann,
Glencoe Community Blood Drive