Vitalant has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a release.
Shelter-in-place orders led to 566 blood drives canceled since early March in Arizona alone, resulting in a loss of more than 17,000 uncollected blood donations, a release states.
That, coupled with a resumption of surgeries and other medical procedures as stay-at-home restrictions were lifted, has caused a 25% increase in the need for blood during the past several weeks.
All blood types are critically needed right now, with an especially high need for types O-positive, O-negative, A-negative and B-negative red blood cells.
Donors are advised to make an appointment to give blood as soon as possible at vitalant.org or 877-258-4825.
WEST VALLEY DONOR CENTERS
Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Sunday; and 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday
Glendale: 18583 N. 59th Ave. (59th Avenue and Union Hills Drive)
Goodyear: 14270 W. Indian School Road (Indian School and Litchfield roads)
Phoenix: 5757 N. Black Canyon Hwy (Bethany Home Road and I-17)
PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES BY CITY
Wednesday, June 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., City of Avondale, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive
Sunday, June 28, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Avondale Baptist Church, 1001 N. Central Ave.
Sunday, June 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church, 1300 S. Miller Road
Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Sun City Festival, 26501 W. Desert Vista Blvd., Celebration Rm
Sunday, June 28, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Henry Catholic Church, 24750 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Bloodmobile
Sunday, June 7, 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Helen Roman Catholic Parish - KOC, 5510 W. Cholla St., Rooms 1-3
Thursday, June 18, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., The Bridge Church, 5341 W. Greenway Road, Sanctuary
Thursday, June 25, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Glendale Elementary School District, 5730 W. Myrtle Ave., H100 Classroom/Family Resource Center
Tuesday, June 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sands Chevrolet Glendale, 5418 NW Grand Ave., Bloodmobile by Front Entry
Saturday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Community of Estrella, 17665 W. Elliot Drive, Gallery Room
Saturday, June 13, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S. Estrella Pkwy, Performing Arts Theater
Sunday, June 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St John Vianney Parish, 539 E. La Pasada Blvd., Grand Hall
Monday, June 22, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Road, Gym/Worship
Saturday, June 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Skyway Church, 14900 W. Van Buren St., Gym
Tuesday, June 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Axiom Church, 8295 W. Jefferson St., Worship Ctr
Saturday, June 6, 10:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Infuze Nutrition Club, 20783 N. 83rd Ave., Ste 101, Cafe
Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen, 16785 N. 88th Drive, Ste A, Showroom
Tuesday, June 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Axiom Church, 8295 W. Jefferson St., Worship Center
Sunday, June 14, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Life Community Church, 8155 W. Thunderbird Road, Youth Group Hall
Sunday, June 21, 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Life in Christ, 14802 N. 75th Ave., Choir/Conf Room 1
Sunday, June 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., The Citadel of Praise Christian Church, 8738 W. Cholla St., Worship Center
Thursday, June 18, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Sun City Visitors Center, 10298 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Fellowship Hall
Friday, June 19, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Sun City Visitors Center, 10298 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Fellowship Hall
Sun City West
Wednesday, June 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun City West Alliance of Business & Community @ Briarwood CC, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Ballroom
Saturday, June 6, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., LDS Surprise North Stake, 14878 Verde Vista Drive, Cultural Hall
Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., LDS Surprise West, 15880 W. Cactus Road, Cultural Hall
Wednesday, June 24, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Community, 17111 W. Bell Road, Parish Hall