How to Help During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest challenges we've ever faced. Our teams are tackling it head on and continuing to do what we do every day: provide the best patient care possible. The response from our community has been overwhelming. The following are ways community members can get involved to support UPH during this unprecedented pandemic.
Donate to Support Our Health Care Heroes
In these unprecedented times, it takes a village to meet the challenges of COVID-19. Your gift now, more than ever, will be felt. Even if you are not on the frontlines, your help will be. It will show what happens when our hearts, our humanity, and our communities rise, as one.
Your support of our Health Care Heroes will help us continue the battle of COVID-19. Your compassionate gift will ensure our doctors, nurses and countless other healthcare workers will have the resources they need to show up every day, for you. We are in this together and, together, we will get through this. Thank you for standing with us; you are at the center of everything we do.
We've been overwhelmed by the generous offers we've received from the community to make masks and support us in other ways. We ask that you follow the pattern and instructions here at unitypoint.org/help when making masks. If you've already made masks using another pattern, that's OK. We'll take them! You can find instructions on how to make masks at unitypoint.org/help.
Masks can be dropped off at the main entrance of Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, blood centers across the country have had to cancel many of its mobile blood drives, which make up the majority of the local blood supplies. The blood supply statewide is critical. We encourage healthy members of the community to consider donating blood and blood plasma. Go to lifeservebloodcenter.org for additional information.
Practice Social Distancing
The most important thing everyone can do is to continue to practice physical distancing. Social distancing refers to public health interventions that can help stop infectious disease transmission by avoiding crowds and large gatherings such as weddings, concerts, conferences, sporting events, and mass transit. Best practice requires maintaining at least a six-foot distance between yourself and others.