VOLKSWAGEN DONATES 2023 TAOS S TO BE RAFFLED AMONG MAY 26 – SEPT. 7 ARIZONA BLOOD DONORS
June Locations Announced: Casa Grande, Eloy, Florence, Oro Valley & Tucson
Transform lives by donating blood May 26 – Sept. 7 with Vitalant and be automatically entered to win a 2023 VW Taos S! Vitalant is Arizona’s largest non-profit community blood provider that fulfills transfusion needs for 100% of the hospitals in Maricopa County and 90% statewide. The seven Valley Volkswagen dealers have donated the car and partnered with Vitalant in the 15th annual campaign to help inspire more people to give blood this summer. Ten finalists will be drawn to participate in the Volkswagen grand prize ceremony. They will be unveiled throughout the summer on AZ-TV, proud media partner for the “Summer Drive to Save Lives” campaign. For location information and donation appointments, visit vitalant.org, download the Vitalant app or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) – Southern Arizona locations detailed below.
During the three-month summer campaign with Valley Volkswagen Dealers, Vitalant hopes to attract more than 50,000 blood donors to save lives in Arizona hospitals. Those donors will help people like Hayley, who will celebrate her 23rd birthday during the Memorial Day holiday week thanks to 95 blood donors. She was born with Diamond Blackfan Anemia, a rare disease that prevented her body from producing red blood cells. She relied on the kindness of strangers to provide lifesaving blood transfusions every month at Phoenix Children’s Hospital until she was able to receive a bone marrow transplant. “Blood donors allowed our daughter to play, jump and laugh like other children – and gave her the chance to grow up,” said her mom, Melana. “They are true heroes.”
All blood types and platelets are critically needed. While matching a patient with their blood type is preferred, type O blood is what doctors turn to when serious injuries and other emergencies require immediate treatment. Platelets help with bleeding and clotting disorders and must be used within a week of donation. Vitalant hopes to motivate people to donate more often this summer – to help more patients like Hayley and earn additional chances to win the 2023 VW Taos S. “While donors are generally eligible to give blood every eight weeks, the majority (65%) donate just once a year,” said Andy Fry, Sr. Director of Donor Recruitment for the Vitalant Southwest Division.
PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES BY CITY
Vitalant Blood Donation Appointments: www.vitalant.org or 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825)
Sat, Jun 10, 10am-2pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 1805 E Sierra Pkwy, Bloodmobile
Mon, Jun 12, 10am-6pm, City of Casa Grande @ Downtown Public Library, 449 N Drylake St, Classroom
Thu, Jun 22, 8am-1pm, Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort, 1110 N Henness Rd, SanTan Rm
Mon, Jun 19, 9am-1pm, Robson Ranch, 5750 N Robson Blvd, Hermosa III
Tue, Jun 27, 8am-12pm, Empire Southwest Eloy, 3501 W Houser Rd, Bloodmobile
Thu, May 25, 10am-2pm, Florence Town Hall, 775 N Main St, Bloodmobile
Mon, Jun 19, 10am-2pm, Fry’s on LaCanada, 10450 N La Canada Dr, Bloodmobile
Mon, Jun 26, 10am-2pm, DOD Tucson National Guard, 1750 E Silverlake Rd, Main Multipurpose Rm
About Vitalant Vitalant (Vye-TAL-ent)) is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit blood and biotherapies healthcare organizations, providing hospitals and patients across the U.S. a safe blood supply, specialized laboratory services, transfusion medicine expertise and world-renowned research. Individuals generously donating blood, volunteering and giving financially are essential to our lifesaving mission. Learn more at vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. VWoA sells the, Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf R, Golf GTI, ID.4, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Taos and Tiguan. There are seven Volkswagen dealers located in Maricopa County.
For more information, visit http://www.vw.com/dealers/vw-phoenix/.
• Avondale – Larry H. Miller Volkswagen, 10205 W. Papago Fwy.
• Gilbert – Berge Volkswagen, 385 W. Baseline Rd.
• Gilbert – Ken Garff Volkswagen, 1489 E. Motorplex Loop
• Peoria – Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen, 8801 W. Bell Rd.
• Phoenix – Camelback Volkswagen, 1499 E. Camelback Rd.
• Phoenix – Volkswagen North Scottsdale, 7001 E. Chauncey Ln.
• Scottsdale – Chapman Volkswagen, 3700 N 89th St.