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Critical Blood Donations
Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am MST
United Blood Services Urges Donors to Make/Keep Appointments in Coming Weeks Due to Shelf Life of Blood
Visit www.BloodHero.com or Call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) to Help
Following an overwhelming response this week from blood donors across the nation to support victims of the Las Vegas shooting, the immediate blood needs have been met in Las Vegas. Donors came out in large numbers to give blood following the tragedy; however, they won’t be eligible to donate again until early December. Since blood has a shelf life of just 42 days, United Blood Services is urging donors to make and keep blood donation appointments in the coming weeks to ensure that patients have an ample supply of lifesaving transfusions going into and through the winter holiday season. To make a donation appointment, visitwww.BloodHero.com or call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) – locations detailed below.
Tragedy can strike without a moment’s notice, and the Las Vegas shooting proved that it is the blood already on the shelves that saves lives. In Las Vegas, and across the country, donors came forward to give blood following the tragedy to help replenish the supply and meet additional patient needs in the upcoming weeks. United Blood Services actively monitors hospital needs and proactively encourages donors to make appointments when the time is right to carefully match blood collections with anticipated transfusions.
“After natural disasters and other tragedies, blood donors often come out in large numbers to support those affected, but it is important to remember that hundreds of patients need lifesaving blood transfusions every day in our community,” said Tom Choi, President of United Blood Services Southwest Division which includes Las Vegas. “Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a transfusion of donated blood. To patients and families benefitting from lifesaving blood donations, blood donors are heroes.”
United Blood Services, a Blood Systems blood center, is part of a multi-state system of blood centers. This network works in tandem moving lifesaving donations throughout the system to help ensure blood is available when and where it’s needed most. Individuals who are as young as 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood.
PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES BY CITY
Blood Donation Appointments: Visit BloodHero.com (Enter City) or Call 1-877-UBS-HERO (827-4376)
Thu, Oct 12, 9am-2pm, Mission Heights Prep High School, 1376 E Cottonwood Ln, Bloodmobile
Fri, Oct 20, 8am-4pm, Banner Casa Grande Medical Ctr, 1800 E Florence Blvd, Conf Rm
Tue, Oct 31, 11am-4pm, Marana Main Health Ctr, 13395 N Marana Main St, Bloodmobile
Sat, Oct 14, 8am-1pm, LDS Maricopa Arizona Stake, 37280 W Bowlin Rd, Cultural Hall
Sat, Oct 28, 1pm-5pm, Maricopa Meadows @ Maricopa Wells Middle School, 45012 W Honeycutt Ave, Bloodmobile
Mon, Oct 23, 8am-1pm, Marana High School, 12000 W Emigh Rd, Gym
About United Blood Services, a Blood Systems Blood Center
A Blood Systems blood center, United Blood Services has been Arizona’s non-profit community blood provider since 1943 and serves patients in more than 60 Arizona hospitals. Blood Systems is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers, currently serving more than 1,000 hospital and healthcare partners across 28 states to provide comprehensive transfusion medicine services for patients in need. For more information on how to Find the Hero in You, please call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) toll-free or visitwww.UnitedBloodServicesAZ.org.
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