Red Cross in need of blood donations during slow summer season - Tucson News Now

Red Cross in need of blood donations during slow summer season

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Red Cross is asking the public to step up and donate blood this summer.  There is no down season for donations, but summer generally has a shortage, the Red Cross is hoping to avoid this.

While all blood types are requested, there is a need for negative types - O, A and B.  O negative is considered the universal donor and can be given to anyone regardless of blood type.  Types A and B negative can be given to those who are RH positive or negative, and they are the types most in demand and the first to run out when there is a shortage.

As an added bonus those who donate from now until July 7 will receive a commemorative Red Cross t-shirt (while supplies last). 

The Red Cross must collect more than 15,000 donations a day in order to keep up with the demands at the 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the U.S. 

To see the list of requirements and to make a donation appointment,  please go online to www.redcrossblood.org or call (800)733-2767. 

The following are dates and times for blood donations in Southern Arizona:

Tucson

7/2/2014: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM: Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, 3601 S. 6th Ave

7/2/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: University of Arizona Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

7/3/2014: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM: New Pueblo Medicine, 6365 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

7/5/2014: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Roman Catholic Church, 801 N. Grande Ave.

7/6/2014: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Saint Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo

7/6/2014: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Starbucks, 9525 E. Old Spanish Trail

7/8/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Fry's Food and Drug, 4036 N. 1st Ave.

7/9/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: UA Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

7/10/2014: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM: Texas Instruments, 5411 E. Williams Blvd.

7/10/2014: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM: Pima Medical Institute, 3350 E. Grant Rd

7/10/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Arizona DES, 4710 E. 29th St.

7/10/2014: 2:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Pima Medical Institute, 3350 E. Grant Rd

7/11/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Mayfield Florist, 7181 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

7/12/2014: 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM: Mountain Vista Fire District, 1175 W. Magee Rd

7/13/2014: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5150 N. Valley View

7/13/2014: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Saint John the Evangelist Parish, 602 W Ajo Way

7/15/2014: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Tucson College, 5151 E. Broadway Blvd. Suite 155

7/15/2014: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: The Running Shop, 3055 N. Campbell Ave #153

7/16/2014: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Carondelet Saint Marys Hospital, 1601 W. Saint Marys Road

7/18/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Williams Center Plaza, 5210 E. Williams Circle

7/19/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 E 36th St

7/20/2014: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8650 N. Shannon Rd.

7/20/2014: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM: Saint Monica Roman Catholic Church, 212 W. Medina Rd.

7/21/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Brown Mackie College, 5099 E. Grant Road

7/22/2014: 7:15 AM - 11:15 AM: Fire Department Station 1, 300 S. Fire Central Pl.

7/22/2014: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Swede Johnson Building, 1111 N. Cherry St.

7/23/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: UA Library Cherry Pullout Mid, 1510 E. University Blvd.

7/24/2014: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Pima Animal Care, 4000 N. Silverbell Road

7/26/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge 2815, 16045 N. Oracle Rd.

7/27/2014: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1300 N. Greasewood Rd.  

7/27/2014: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Saint Augustines Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave.

7/28/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: WALMART, 9260 S. Houghton Road

7/28/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Peter Piper Pizza, 3717 S 12th Ave

7/29/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: New Life Church of God, 330 W. Nebraska St.

7/29/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.

7/29/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Carondelet Saint Josephs Hospital, 350 N. Wilmot Rd.

7/30/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: UA Library Cherry Pullout Mid, 1510 E. University Blvd.

7/30/2014: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM: Thomas O Price Service Center, 4004 S. Park Ave.

7/31/2014: 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Rincon Country West RV Resort, 4555 S. Mission Rd

7/31/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, 140 W. Speedway Blvd. Suite 100

7/31/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: WalMart, 2711 S. Houghton Road

7/31/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Rita Ranch Building, 10220 E. Rees Loop

8/2/2014: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 8845 N. Silverbell Road

Vail

7/12/2014: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Vail  American Legion Post 109, 15921 S. Houghton Rd

Green Valley

7/10/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Desert Hills Lutheran Church, 2150 S. Camino Del Sol

7/21/2014: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Friends in Deed - Low, 301 West Camino Casa Verde

Oro Valley

7/23/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Oro Valley Aquatics Center, 23 W. Calle Concordia

Nogales

7/17/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital, 1171 W. Target Range Road

Sells

7/30/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Indian Health Services, Highway 86 and Topawa Road

Tubac

7/2/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Rd

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