Feel good, do good & look good this September by donating blood - Tucson News Now

Feel good, do good & look good this September by donating blood or platelets

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.
 
“We are excited to continue the Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign and partnership with Sport Clips this September,” said Donna M. Morrissey, director of national partnerships, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “We are grateful for Sport Clips showing its support of the Red Cross and saying ‘thank you’ to those helping save lives through blood donations.”
 
Those who come out to give blood or platelets Sept. 1-30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut via email several days after their donation. The coupon is valid through Nov. 11, 2017, at participating Sport Clips locations. Donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.
 
“Sport Clips is proud to support the blood collection efforts of the Red Cross on a national level,” said Amanda Palm, corporate communications manager of Sport Clips. “There is always a need to maintain the blood supply in our country, and a free haircut is a simple way we can thank donors for their lifesaving donation.”

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

  • 8/22/2017: 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
  • 9/1/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Curves, 2752 N. Campbell
  • 9/3/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Saint Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo
  • 9/4/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd
  • 9/5/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Pima Community College East Campus, 8181 E. Irvington Rd.
  • 9/5/2017: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge Oasis, 450 N Pantano
  • 9/6/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Valley Animal Hospital, 4984 E. 22nd St.
  • 9/9/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 8845 N. Silverbell Road
  • 9/9/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ward 6 Council Office, 3202 East 1st St.
  • 9/10/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, 250 W Speedway
  • 9/10/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saint Monica Roman Catholic Church, 212 W. Medina Rd.
  • 9/11/2017: 11 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., UA Veteran's Center, 1303 E. University Blvd.
  • 9/11/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pima Community College Northwest Campus, 7600 N Shannon Rd.
  • 9/12/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., University of Arizona Service Annex, 220 W. 6th St.
  • 9/12/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., C3 Customer Contact Channels, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd
  • 9/14/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tucson Federal Credit Union, 1160 N. Winstel Blvd.
  • 9/14/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Texas Instruments, 5411 E. Williams Blvd.
  • 9/14/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Tucson Police Station, 270 S. Stone Ave
  • 9/15/2017: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Walgreens, 9184 E Valencia 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: 

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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