The most important action individuals can take is to stop the spread of the virus by washing their hands correctly, practicing “social distancing,” and quarantining themselves if they are sick, public health officials say.
Beyond those measures, here are some other ways you can help:
From a Temple Sinai of Glendale member: "Even as this virus spreads through our community, our friends and neighbors are still having babies, heart attacks or need an emergency appendectomy. The hospital needs things many people may have extras of. Even one bottle of hand sanitizer or one container of disinfecting wipes may save a life. A teacher found a box of gowns that he bought on sale to use in a classroom lesson... happily accepted! I had a box of rubber gloves left over from a tie-dye event my kids did last summer, and I donated that as well as a six-pack of hand sanitizer and they were so grateful. So please look around the garage and closets-- thank you!"
* Medical masks (unused, unexpired medical masks, all kinds) - we are not accepting homemade masks currently
* Medical gloves (unopened, unused boxes only)
* Paper medical gowns (unopened)
* Hand sanitizer (unopened, unexpired only)
* Disinfecting wipes (unopened, unused)
*Lysol spray and other bleach disinfecting sprays can be used by primary care physicians who can then give their supply of disinfecting wipes to the hospital.
Items can be brought to the drop-off center:
766 S Fair Oaks Avenue | Pasadena (Parking lot access off Fillmore)
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Even though elective surgeries are canceled, there are still urgent and emergency surgeries and people with bleeding issues who need our help. The Blood Donation Team has set up an off-site donation center and will be operating out of 800 S. Fairmount Avenue (in the old Phoenix Plaza Pharmacy). They will be mindful of social distancing & screen all donors for symptoms first. Blood donation hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. To schedule a donation, please call (626) 397-5422. Click here to view the flyer.
City of Hope urge you donate blood and/or platelets immediately
Our patients need your help! If you are healthy, we urge you to donate blood and/or platelets immediately. Schedule your lifesaving appointment with the City of Hope BDC online or call 626-218-7171.
While the normal blood donation screening process already ensures the safety of donors and patients, we are taking additional precautionary measures so that donating blood is extra safe for everyone involved. Please don’t hesitate to give!
Food and kitchen items urgently needed include:* Bread, croissants, rolls, bagels etc. for sandwiches, Peanut butter, jelly, deli met, cheese, cream cheese and other sandwich supplies, Fresh fruits and vegetables. Canned goods and can openers. Family-size and individual-size frozen dinners Individually packaged snacks. Grocery and reusable bags. Single-use utensils, plates, and cups. For more visit www.unionstationhs.org