Volunteer Blood Donors Needed to Reverse Prolonged Shortage. March Donors Automatically Entered into $10,000 Give-a-way; Groceries for a Year! Southern Arizona Locations Announced: Arizona City, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Florence, Maricopa & Tucson
Nonprofit Vitalant is urging all eligible blood donors to give in March to help patients amid a prolonged blood shortage, compounded by inclement weather. Cold, snow and other adverse weather conditions across the country canceled blood drives, preventing more than 1,300 donations to go uncollected in February alone. To make a blood donation appointment, download the Vitalant app, visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) – Southern Arizona locations detailed below.
Donors of every blood type are critically needed, especially those with type O. The universal blood type, O-negative can be transfused to any patient when there’s no time to match. O-positive is the most in-demand and transfused blood type. Those living with disorders including Hemophilia and von Willebrand disease depend on blood donations for their treatments to alleviate chronic pain and uncontrollable bleeding. Donors of every blood type are critical to helping patients for both ongoing and emergency needs.
Blood donors who donate with Vitalant in March will automatically be entered to win one of 2, $10,000 prepaid gift cards, to be used wherever accepted, enough to buy groceries for a year. In addition, all donors are invited to join Vitalant’s donor recognition program. With each donation, donors can receive points toward thank-you gifts redeemable online.
PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES BY CITY
Vitalant Donation Appointments: visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825)
Sat, Mar 11, 10am-2pm, Arizona City Fire District, 14022 Sunland Gin Rd
Mon, Mar 13, 10am-2pm, City of Casa Grande @ Downtown Public Library, Activity Rm, 449 N Drylake St
Thu, Mar 16, 9am-1pm, Sunscape RV Resort, Common Rms by Activities Office, 1083 E Sunscape Way
Sat, Mar 25, 8am-1pm, Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort, SanTan Rm, 1110 N Henness Rd
Thu, Mar 30, 10am-2pm, Calvary Chapel-Casa Grande, Bloodmobile, 962 W Gila Bend Hwy
Thu, Mar 23, 9am-1pm, Central Arizona College-Coolidge Campus, Bloodmobile, 8470 N Overfield Rd
Mon, Mar 6, 2pm-6pm, San Tan Valley Veteran’s Ctr, Veteran’s Hall, 5764 E Hunt Hwy
Thu, Mar 23, 10am-2pm, Florence Town Hall, Bloodmobile, 775 N Main St
Sun, Mar 26, 8am-1pm, Knights of Columbus @ Florence Assumption Church, Phelan Hall, 221 E 8th St
Mon, Mar 20, 9am-1pm, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Bingo Hall, 15406 Maricopa Rd
Sun, Mar 19, 8am-1pm, St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Gym, 8650 N Shannon Rd
Mon, Mar 27, 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).