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Red Cross looking for blood donations

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

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

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

  • 6/13/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 West River Rd
  • 6/13/2017: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Carondelet Saint Marys Hospital, 1601 W. St. Mary's Road
  • 6/13/2017: 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., University of Arizona Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.
  • 6/14/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Chick-fil-A at Oracle Road, 4585 N. Oracle Road
  • 6/15/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Jim Click Automotive Corporate Campus, 780 W. Competition Rd.
  • 6/15/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Arconic Fastening Systems, 3724 E. Columbia St.
  • 6/15/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Jim Click Automotive Corporate Campus, 780 W. Competition Rd.
  • 6/15/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Arconic Fastening Systems, 3724 E. Columbia St.
  • 6/16/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pima County Library Wheeler Taft Abbett Branch, 7800 N Schisler Dr
  • 6/18/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 North Oracle Road
  • 6/19/2017: 7 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Tucson Medical Center, 5301 E. Grant Road
  • 6/20/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.
  • 6/21/2017: 10:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Tucson Headquarters, 3470 E. Universal Way
  • 6/21/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mountain Vista Fire District, 1175 W. Magee Rd
  • 6/22/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Atria Senior Living, 1550 east river road
  • 6/23/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Tucson Vet Center, 2525 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • 6/23/2017: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Banner University Medical Center - Small Drive, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue
  • 6/25/2017: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Walgreens, 7115 E Tanque Verde Rd
  • 6/26/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Culvers, 4810 N 1st Ave
  • 6/27/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Brookline College, 5441 E 22nd Street, Suite 125
  • 6/27/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Brookline College, 5441 E 22nd Street, Suite 125
  • 6/28/2017: 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., University of Arizona Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.
  • 6/30/2017: 10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., New Pueblo Medicine Optum, 6365 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
  • 6/30/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Centre Point Apartments SCU Tucson, 3220 W. Ina Rd.
  • 7/1/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Planet Fitness Tucson Mall, 4848 N. Old Oracle Rd
  • 7/2/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., Saint Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo
  • 7/2/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 7/5/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., UA Health Plans, 2701 E Elvira Rd
  • 7/6/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Jim Click Automotive, 6244 E 22nd Street
  • 7/6/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cadden Community Management, 1870 W Prince Road
  • 7/6/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Walgreens, 7800 N. Cortaro Rd
  • 7/7/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Northwest Hospital Administration, 6200 N. La Cholla Blvd.
  • 7/8/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 8845 N. Silverbell Road
  • 7/8/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Serenity Baptist Church, 15501 W. Ajo Highway
  • 7/9/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, 250 W Speedway

Oro Valley

  • 6/29/2017: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd.
  • 7/9/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saint Mark Catholic Church, 2727 W. Tangerine Road

Marana

  • 6/23/2017: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Trico Electric Cooperative Inc., 8600 W Tangerine Road

Sahuarita

  • 6/22/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Jim Click Automotive, 1030 W Duval Road
  • 6/24/2017: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Rancho Sahuarita, 15455 S. Camino Lago Azul

Green Valley

  • 7/3/2017: 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Walgreens, 375 W. Contential Road

Broadway Blood Donation Center - 7135 E Broadway Blvd.

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

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

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

COCHISE COUNTY DONATION SITES: 
No information 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY DONATION SITES: 

Sells

  • 6/1/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tohono O'odham Utility, Highway 86, Milepost 112

Sonoita

  • 6/14/2017: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sonoita Elgin Fire Station, 3173 Highway 83

Nogales

  • 6/27/2017: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Santa Cruz County Complex, 2150 N. Congress Drive
  • 6/29/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital, 1171 W. Target Range Road
  • 6/18/2017: 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., San Felipe de Jesus Roman Catholic Parish, 1901 N.  Jose Gallego Dr

Yuma

  • 7/7/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Dr
  • 7/8/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Homewood Suites Hilton, 1955 E. 16th Street

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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