Give Blood in Tucson on June 3 & Earn the Pizza Hut Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie – Serves 8 People!
Critical Shortage – Blood Donors Needed ASAP to Ensure Blood is Available, Especially Type O
Blood donations decline by up to 25% during the Memorial Day holiday week, but heavy traffic on the roads and highways increases the potential for accidents and the need for blood. That’s why Pizza Hut has partnered with Vitalant to ramp up efforts for blood donations during the holiday week. Donate blood on June 3 in Tucson and receive a voucher for the Pizza Hut Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie – a freshly-baked cookie cut into 8 slices and served warm! Donors who give blood by June 2 will also be thanked with Vitalant’s summer T-shirt, size redeemable by email. For locations and appointments, visit vitalant.org (enter city or zip code) or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Tucson location detailed below.
Going into the Memorial Day holiday week, healthy blood donors are critically needed to ensure blood is available for patients – especially type O.
For a limited time, all blood donations are being tested for COVID-19 antibodies.
Blood donors help people like Hayley, who thanks to 95 blood donors, will celebrate her 22nd birthday during the holiday week on May 31. 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 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.”
At Pizza Hut®, they believe in the importance of supporting the communities in which they live and work. “When we learned that Arizona patients require more than 4,000 lifesaving transfusions every week, we were anxious to get involved,” said Matt Simpson, Marketing Manager for Desert De Oro Foods, a franchise of Pizza Hut®. “Partnering with Vitalant enables us to become an integral part in saving Arizona lives.”
Vitalant Donation Locations
Appointments: visit vitalant.org (enter city) or call 877-258-4825 (877-25-VITAL)
Fri, June 3, 2pm-6pm, Tucson Roadrunners Hockey @ Tucson Convention Ctr, 260 S Church Ave, Conf Rms
Vitalant (“Vye-TAL-ent”) is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services for about 900 hospitals and their patients across the U.S. Every day, Vitalant needs to collect about 5,300 blood, platelet and plasma donations to help save lives. For more information and to schedule a donation appointment, visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Pizza Hut®
Pizza Hut®, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYKSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The pizza restaurant began 60 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, when two brothers borrowed $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria. What started out small has become the biggest pizza restaurant in the world and today operates more than 16,000 restaurants in 100 countries serving innovative pizzas, traditional favorites like signature Pan Pizza, and much more. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com. Follow Pizza Hut® on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PizzaHut), Twitter (www.twitter.com/pizzahut) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/pizzahut).
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