Red Cross: Urgent need for blood and platelet donations now

Red Cross: Urgent need for blood and platelet donations now
Red Cross blood drive (Source: Red Cross) (Walton, Elizabeth)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.

Blood and platelet donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Yet donations remain critical for patients like 4-year-old Wyatt Monacelli who is in the midst of intense chemotherapy treatments for leukemia. He has received a number of transfusions since his diagnosis in June and will likely need more.

“We are fortunate to have had so many donors give the gift of life to our child so far throughout the course of his treatment, and even more so, we are lucky to have had a supply of blood available for him when he needed it,” said Julianna Monacelli, Wyatt’s mother.

Donors are urged to give now to ensure that families like Wyatt’s don’t have to worry about the availability of blood this winter. In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, all those who come to donate blood or platelets now through Dec. 19, 2018, will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More information and details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.)

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Another way to help keep the blood supply strong is to host a Red Cross blood drive this winter. To learn more about hosting a blood drive and to sign up, visit RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in southern Arizona:

PIMA

Green Valley

  • 12/4/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Desert Hills Lutheran Church, 2150 S. Camino Del Sol
  • 12/7/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., La Posada, 338 E. Morningside Rd
  • 12/9/2018: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Quail Creek Clubhouse, 2055 E. Quail Crossing Blvd
  • 12/11/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Las Campanas, 565 W. Belltower Dr.

Oro Valley

  • 12/5/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Simpleview Inc., 8950 N Oracle Rd.
  • 12/14/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.

Sahuarita

  • 12/7/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Police Department, 315 W. Sahuarita Rd

South Tucson

Tucson

  • 11/27/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Tucson City Hall, 255 W. Alameda St.
  • 11/27/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Santa Rita High School, 3951 S. Pantano Rd
  • 11/27/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Quail Ridge Estates, 15301 N. Oracle Rd
  • 11/27/2018: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Excel Mechanical, 3565 E. Golf Links Rd.
  • 11/27/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 11/27/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 11/28/2018: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 11/28/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., LazyDays KOA, 5151 S. Country Club Rd
  • 11/28/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 11/28/2018: 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 170 S Wilmot Rd
  • 11/29/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 11/29/2018: 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LDS Rincon Stake, 1655  S. Melpomene Way
  • 11/30/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Sunnyside High School, 1725 E. Bilby Road
  • 11/30/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 11/30/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 11/30/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Literacy Connects, 200 E. Yavapai Rd.
  • 11/30/2018: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Carondelet Saint Josephs Hospital, 350 N. Wilmot Rd.
  • 11/30/2018: 2:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 11/30/2018: 2:15 p.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/1/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/1/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/1/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Veritas Academy of Tucson, 7777 E Speedway Blvd
  • 12/1/2018: 2:15 p.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/2/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/2/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/3/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/3/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/4/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mountain View High School, 3901 W Linda Vista Blvd
  • 12/4/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., IBM Building, 9000 S Rita Road
  • 12/4/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/4/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/4/2018: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge Oasis, 450 N Pantano
  • 12/5/2018: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/5/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mountain View High School, 3901 W Linda Vista Blvd
  • 12/5/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/6/2018: 7 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Tucson Electric Power Company, 88 E Broadway
  • 12/6/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/7/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/7/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/8/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/8/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/8/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Serenity Baptist Church, 15501 W. Ajo Highway
  • 12/8/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., South Tucson Community, 525 W. Valencia Rd
  • 12/9/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/9/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/9/2018: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saint Monica Roman Catholic Church, 212 W. Medina Rd.
  • 12/10/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Valencia Library, 202 W Valencia
  • 12/10/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/10/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/11/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miraval Resort and Spa, 5000 E Via Estancia Miraval
  • 12/11/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/11/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/12/2018: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/12/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd
  • 12/12/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/13/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sundt Construction Inc., 2015 W. River Rd ., Suite 101
  • 12/13/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., University of Arizona Park Student Union, 615 N. Park Ave
  • 12/13/2018: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Road
  • 12/13/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/14/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/14/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/14/2018: 2:15 p.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/14/2018: 2:15 p.m. - 6 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/15/2018: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tucson Estates Complex Building, 5900 W. Western Way Circle
  • 12/15/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/15/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/15/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., On Any Moto, 2535 N Jackrabbit Ave
  • 12/15/2018: 2:15 p.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 12/16/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/16/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • 12/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saint Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, 4725 E. Pima St.
  • 12/16/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7570 N Thornydale Road
  • 12/17/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Banner University Health Plans, 2701 E Elvira Rd
  • 12/17/2018: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Banner University Medical Center Campus Monday, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue
  • 12/17/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • 12/17/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/18/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., American Red Cross Chapter, 2916 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • 12/18/2018: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Banner University Medical Center North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.
  • 12/18/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/18/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • 12/19/2018: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 12/19/2018: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Tucson Federal Credit Union, 1160 N. Winstel Blvd.
  • 12/19/2018: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Quail Ridge Estates, 15301 N. Oracle Rd
  • 12/19/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • 12/19/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Tucson Headquarters, 3470 E. Universal Way

Vail

  • 12/2/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saint Rita in the Desert Church, 13260 E. Colossal Cave Place

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY:

Nogales

  • 11/29/2018: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Santa Cruz County Complex, 2150 N. Congress Drive
  • 12/10/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital, 1171 W. Target Range Road

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