Be prepared: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation - Tucson News Now

Be prepared: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

In May, the American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood and platelets regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations.
 
According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospital admissions each year.
 
In March 2015, Kevin Frame suffered life-threatening injuries in a head-on collision during spring break. He received blood products to treat internal injuries immediately after the accident and during multiple surgeries while recovering.
 
“Without the blood and plasma products made available from donations, I would not be alive today to continue my rehabilitation journey,” said Frame, who had to relearn to swallow, speak and walk after the accident.
 
Regular blood, platelet and plasma donations help ensure that blood is available at a moment’s notice. In fact, it is the blood on the shelves that is used to help save lives at the time of an accident or sudden illness.
 
In trauma situations, when there’s no time to check a patient’s blood type, emergency personnel reach for type O negative red blood cells and type AB plasma because they can be transfused to any patient, regardless of blood type. Less than 7 percent of the population has type O negative blood, and only about 4 percent of the population has type AB blood.
 
Platelets may also be needed to help with clotting in cases of massive bleeding. Because platelets must be transfused within five days of donation, there is a constant – often critical – need to keep up with hospital demand.
 
Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve this May to help meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
 
All those who come to donate from April 9 to May 13, 2018, will be entered to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to a national home improvement retailer, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply. More details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/Lets-Do-More.) 
 
PIMA:

Catalina

  • 6/9/2018: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Eagle Crest Ranch, 15920 N Oracle Rd

Green Valley

  • 5/22/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., West Center, 1111 S GVR Dr
  • 5/25/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., La Posada, 338 E. Morningside Rd
  • 6/4/2018: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Elks Lodge BPOE 2592, 2951 S Camino Mercado

Oro Valley

  • 5/30/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Oro Valley Town Hall, 11000 N La Canada Drive
  • 6/11/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Simpleview Inc., 8950 N Oracle Rd.

Sahuarita

  • 5/24/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment, 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd.
  • 6/8/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Police Department, 315 W. Sahuarita Rd

South Tucson

  • 5/24/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m., United Parcel Services, 899 E. Silverlake Rd.
  • 6/14/2018  10 a.m. - 3 p.m., FRP Construction and QuakeWrap Inc, 6840 S. Tucson Blvd.

 Tucson

  • 5/22/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 5/22/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 5/22/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Services, 3470 E Universal Way
  • 5/22/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Miraval Resort and Spa, 5000 E Via Estancia
  • 5/22/2018: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Overlook at Pantano Apartments, Overlook at Pantano Aprtments, 1800 S. Pantano Road
  • 5/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Valley Animal Hospital, 4984 E. 22nd St.
  • 5/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., House of Neighborly Service, 243 W 33rd Street
  • 5/23/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., On Any Moto, 2535 N Jackrabbit Ave
  • 5/23/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 5/23/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., American Red Cross Tucson Headquarters, 3470 E. Universal Way
  • 5/23/2018: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 5/23/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross Chapter, 2916 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • 5/24/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 5/24/2018: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tucson Intl Airport, 7250 S. Tucson Blvd
  • 5/24/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment, 7350 S. Nogales Highway
  • 5/25/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Pima County Democratic Headquarters, 4639 E First St
  • 5/25/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 5/25/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 5/26/2018: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Mountain View Country Club, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd.
  • 5/26/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 5/26/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 5/26/2018: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tucson Chapel - Church of Christ, 4635 S Park Ave
  • 5/27/2018: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • 5/27/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 5/27/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 5/27/2018: 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Sacred Heart Parish Tucson, 601 E Ft. Lowell
  • 5/27/2018: 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 3360 E. Speedway Blvd.
  • 5/28/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Chick-fil-A at Oracle Road, 4585 N. Oracle Road
  • 5/28/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 5/28/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 5/28/2018: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Harley Davidson, 7355 N. I-10 Eastbound Frontage Rd.
  • 5/29/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 5/29/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 5/29/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., iQor, 7820 E. Broadway Blvd.
  • 5/29/2018: 9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Banner University Medical Center North Campus, 3838 N. Campbell Ave.
  • 5/30/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cox Communications, 1440 E. 15th St.
  • 5/30/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 5/30/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 5/31/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/1/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, 5255 E Williams Circle, Suite 5000
  • 6/1/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/1/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/2/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/2/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Continental Ranch Community Center, 8881 N. Coachline Blvd.
  • 6/2/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/7/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/7/2018: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., Sun City Oro Valley Activity Center, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
  • 6/3/2018: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Santa Catalina Catholic Church, 14380 North Oracle Road
  • 6/3/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saint Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church, 4725 E. Pima St.
  • 6/3/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/4/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/4/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/5/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/5/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/5/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tucson Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave
  • 6/5/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., IBM Building, 9000 S Rita Road
  • 6/5/2018: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Army Recruiting Command Center, 1105 N. Kolb, Suite 110
  • 6/6/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/6/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/6/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tucson Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone Ave
  • 6/7/2018: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Walgreens, 9184 E Valencia Rd
  • 6/7/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., US Federal Court House, 405 W.Congress
  • 6/8/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/8/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/8/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, 5151 E. Broadway Blvd., 14th floor
  • 6/9/2018: 7 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Tucson Estates Complex Building, 5900 W. Western Way Circle
  • 6/9/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/9/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/9/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lexi Reyes - LSL, 7800 N. Cortaro Rd
  • 6/10/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/10/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/10/2018: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 1940 East Adams St.
  • 6/10/2018: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saint Monica Roman Catholic Church, 212 W. Medina Rd.
  • 6/11/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/11/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/12/2018: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Road
  • 6/12/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/12/2018: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/12/2018: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Carondelet Saint Marys Hospital, 1601 W. Saint Marys Road
  • 6/12/2018: 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., University of Arizona Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.
  • 6/13/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/13/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/14/2018: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Jim Click Automotive, 780 W. Competition Rd.
  • 6/14/2018: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Arconic Fastening Systems, 3724 E. Columbia St.
  • 6/14/2018: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/15/2018: 10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Larry H Miller Jeep Tucson, 7800 E. 22nd Street
  • 6/15/2018: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Gaslight Music Hall of Oro Valley, 13005 N Oracle Rd #165
  • 6/15/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Broadway Blood Donation Center Tucson, 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.
  • 6/15/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m., Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center, 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207
  • 6/15/2018: 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc, 2939 E. Broadway Blvd.

Vail

  • 6/3/2018: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saint Rita in the Desert Church, 13260 E. Colossal Cave Place

Broadway Blood Donation Center - 7139 E. Broadway  Blvd.

  • Mondays: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 10:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fridays: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m
  • Sundays: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

 
Foothills Mall Blood Donation Center - 7325 N La Cholla Blvd.  Ste 207

  • Mondays: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 7:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sundays: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY:  

Tubac

  • 6/6/2018: 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Tubac Community Center, 50 Bridge Rd

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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 and platelet donors can 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, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

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