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Vitalant: Donors Urged Giving Blood for Thanksgiving Patients

November 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022

Vitalant: Donors Urged to Give Thanks for Good Health by Giving Blood for Thanksgiving Patients

November Locations Announced: Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence, Maricopa, Oro Valley & Tucson

This November, nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is urging all eligible donors to schedule a blood donation to help ensure all patients have blood available to them in their time of need. Fewer people donate during the Thanksgiving and winter holiday weeks than any other time of year, but every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. And sometimes, it requires many donors to help just one patient.

To make a donation appointment, visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) – Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence, Maricopa, Oro Valley & Tucson November donation locations detailed below.

Because red blood cells have a shelf life of 42 days, November donors can save lives through the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond.

Blood donors save the lives of Arizona patients like David, who is alive today with the help of 39 blood donors. In March of 2017, his doctor sent him to the ER where an oncologist confirmed that David had leukemia and would have survived only three or four weeks had he not come to the hospital. David spent 100 days in the hospital enduring rounds of chemotherapy, overcoming medical setbacks and receiving blood transfusions before he finally heard the words “your cancer is in remission” “Blood donors gave me a chance to get married and become a father.” said David. “I am so inspired by their sacrifice.”

Blood donors with all blood types, especially type O, and platelet donors are critically needed. Type O is the most in-demand blood type and type O-negative is what emergency room physicians reach for because it can be transfused when there’s not time to determine a patient’s blood type. Platelets must be used within a week of transfusion and are critical to stop bleeding.

To check eligibility and make an appointment visit vitalant.org, download and use the Vitalant app or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). There is no waiting period to donate after receiving an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine or seasonal flu shot.

PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES BY CITY

Vitalant Blood Donation Appointments: www.vitalant.org or 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825)

Casa Grande
Thu, Nov 10, 8:15am-12:30pm, Casa Grande Union High School, Bloodmobile, 2730 N Trekell Rd
Fri, Nov 18, 10am-2pm, City of Casa Grande & Community @ Downtown Public Library, Activity Rm, 449 N Drylake St
Tue, Nov 22, 9am-1pm, Compass Christian Church Casa Grande, Main Hall Entry, 1510 N Casa Grande Ave
Mon, Nov 7, 10am-2pm, Grace Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 1805 E Sierra Pkwy

Coolidge
Tue, Nov 1, 8am-1pm, Coolidge High School, Media Ctr, 800 W Northern Ave
Florence
Thu, Nov 17, 10am-2pm, Florence Town Hall, Bloodmobile, 775 N Main St
Sun, Nov 20, 8:15am-12:15pm, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Phelan Hall, 221 E 8th St

Maricopa
Sat, Nov 12, 7:45am-11:45am, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church-KOC, Bloodmobile @ Copper Sky Rec, 44345 MLK Jr Blvd
Wed, Nov 30, 12pm-4pm, Maricopa Public Library, Redwood, 18160 N Maya Angelou Dr

Oro Valley
Mon, Nov 28, 10am-2pm, Fry’s on LaCanada, Bloodmobile, 10450 N La Canada Dr

Tucson
Wed, Nov 16, 12pm-4pm, U of A Alpha Epsilon Delta, Bloodmobile, Highland between 4th/6th
Sun, Nov 20, 8am-1pm, St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Gym, 8650 N Shannon Rd
Mon, Nov 21, 10am-2pm, DOD Tucson National Guard, Main Multipurpose Rm, 1750 E Silverlake Rd

About Vitalant
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 nearly 5,000 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.



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