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Red Cross looking for blood donations as it faces a critical shortage

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood this summer. 

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.

“It’s crucial that people donate now to meet the needs of patients every day and to be prepared for emergencies that require significant volumes of donated blood,” said Nick Gehrig, communications director, Red Cross Blood Services in a news release. “Every day, blood and platelet donors can help save lives, and right now these heroes are needed to give as soon as possible.”

Appointments can be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App – a faster, more convenient way to schedule and manage donation appointments, especially for donors on the go. The app also allows users to track donation histories, earn rewards and invite others to join them on a lifesaving team. The app is free and available for download in app stores. 

PIMA COUNTY DONATION SITES:

Tucson

  • 8/8/2017: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., LDS Tucson East Stake, 6901 E. Kenyon Dr.
  • 8/8/2017: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 8/8/2017: 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Sentinel Plaza Apartments, 125 South Linda Avenue
  • 8/9/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way
  • 8/10/2017: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., Sun City Oro Valley Activity Center, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
  • 8/10/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunquest Information Systems, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive
  • 8/11/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center, 7770 N. Shannon Road
  • 8/12/2017: 7 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Tucson Estates Complex Building, 5900 W. Western Way Circle
  • 8/12/2017: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Mountain View Country Club, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd.
  • 8/13/2017: 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Corpus Christi Parish, 300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Rd
  • 8/14/2017: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Road
  • 8/15/2017: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Road
  • 8/15/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Northwest Fire District Training Center, 5125 W Camino de Fuego
  • 8/16/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Keller Williams Southern Arizona-Kolb La Playa, 1849 N. Kolb Road, Suite 101
  • 8/16/2017: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Gap Ministries, 2861 N Flowing Wells rd.
  • 8/17/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Natural Grocers, 3016 E Broadway Blvd
  • 8/17/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Intuit Commerce, 2800 Commerce Center Place
  • 8/18/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., CAID Industries, 6220 S. Tucson Blvd.
  • 8/19/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Pima County Kirk Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Road
  • 8/20/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 North Oracle Road
  • 8/21/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Campus Crossing at Star Pass, 2525 W. Anklam Road
  • 8/22/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tucson Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave
  • 8/22/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hexagon Mining, 3544 E. Ft. Lowell Road
  • 8/22/2017: 8 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Banner University Medical Center - Small Drive, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue
  • 8/22/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 2890 E Skyline Drive, Suite 250
  • 8/23/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.
  • 8/23/2017: 10:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Tucson Headquarters, 3470 E. Universal Way
  • 8/23/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tucson Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave
  • 8/23/2017: 9 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Arizona Restaurant Supply Inc, 6077 N Travel Center Drive
  • 8/23/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Army Recruiting Command Center, 1105 N. Kolb, Suite 110
  • 8/24/2017: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway 
  • 8/24/2017: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Vantage West Credit Union, 2480 N Arcadia St
  • 8/25/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc., 7400 N Oracle Rd #311
  • 8/26/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., LDS Tucson Stake, 105 N. Norton Ave.
  • 8/27/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., New Hope UMC Tucson/Santa Clara United Methodist Church, 6740 S. Santa Clara Ave.
  • 8/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Arizona Cancer Center, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.
  • 8/29/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Larry H Miller Jeep Tucson, 7800 E. 22nd Street
  • 8/29/2017: 12 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., Walgreens, 7885 E Speedway Blvd
  • 8/29/2017: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Carondelet Saint Marys Hospital, 1601 W. St. Mary's Road
  • 8/29/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Sonoran Science Academy Gym Tucson, 2325 W Sunset Rd
  • 8/29/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., UA Main Campus Blood Drive, 1510 E. University Blvd.
  • 8/30/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Bell House, 4630 North Paseo Aquimuri
  • 8/30/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., NaranTuda, 5681 N Swan Rd
  • 8/31/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Valencia Library, 202 W Valencia
  • 8/31/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Excel Mechanical, 3565 E. Golf Links Rd.
  • 8/31/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Andrada Polytech High School, 12960 S. Houghton Road
  • 8/31/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., UA Health Plans, 2701 E Elvira Rd

Vail

  • 8/26/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., del Lago Golf Club, 14155 E Via Rancho Del Lago

Oro Valley

  • 8/24/2017: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart High School, 625 E. Magee Road
  • 8/25/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N La Canada Drive

Broadway Blood Donation Center - 7135 E Broadway Blvd.

  • Monday: 11:15 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:45 .a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center - 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.

  • Monday: 11:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

COCHISE COUNTY DONATION SITES: No information 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY DONATION SITES: 

Nogales

  • 8/20/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., San Felipe de Jesus Roman Catholic Parish, 1901 N.  Jose Gallego Dr

 Patagonia

  • 8/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Patagonia Community Church, 387 McKeown

Rio Rico

  • 8/25/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Coatimundi Middle School, 490 Avenida Coatimundi

Donors may also visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to learn more about the donation process and to make an appointment. 

How to donate blood - Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.
While about 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood, less than 10 percent of those eligible actually do. The blood donation process takes about an hour with the actual donation only taking about 10 minutes. Whether new to donating blood or a lifelong donor, the Red Cross offers helpful tips for an enjoyable donation experience:
 
  1. As much as possible, eat iron-rich foods leading up to your donation.
  2. Hydrate – drink an extra 16 oz. of liquid before and after the donation.
  3. Have a healthy meal before the donation.
  4. Wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.
  5. Complete a RapidPass on the day of donation, prior to arriving, to save time.
  6. Remember to bring a picture ID, blood donor card or two other forms of identification.
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