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Red Cross launches new RapidPass for blood donors

The American Red Cross is launching RapidPass, a way for blood donors to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online from the privacy of their home or office.
RapidPass is only used to complete the reading and pre-donation questionnaire in advance of donors’ appointments at the Wednesday, Nov. 18, blood drive at the Glencoe City Center; it does not take the place of scheduling an appointment. The online process will hopefully reduce the time RapidPass donors spend at the blood drive by up to 15 minutes.
Some important things to know:
• RapidPass cannot be completed before the date of the blood drive.
• Donors must complete all steps to redeem their pass on the date they donate, Nov. 18.
• 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:
• Visit redcrossblood.org/
• Read the information.
• Answer the questions.
• Print the RapidPass or e-mail to yourself.
If you have not scheduled an appointment and wish to do so, please contact scheduling coordinator Nelda Klaustermeier at 320-864-3475.