Glendale to host Saving Arizona Blood Drive event

Posted 6/24/22

The Saving Arizona Blood Drive is bringing a donation event to Glendale.

This story requires a subscription for $5.99/month.

Already have an account? Log in to continue.

Current print subscribers can create a free account by clicking here.

Otherwise, click here to subscribe.

To Our Valued Readers –

Visitors to our website will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe. The five stories do not include our exclusive content written by our journalists.

For $5.99, less than 20 cents a day, digital subscribers will receive unlimited access to, including exclusive content from our newsroom and access to our Daily Independent e-edition.

Our commitment to balanced, fair reporting and local coverage provides insight and perspective not found anywhere else.

Your financial commitment will help to preserve the kind of honest journalism produced by our reporters and editors. We trust you agree that independent journalism is an essential component of our democracy. Please click here to subscribe.

Charlene Bisson, Publisher, Independent Newsmedia

Please log in to continue

Log in

Subscribe to our e-newsletter for continued access

Free newsletter subscribers to the Daily Independent can enjoy free access to our AP stories, Capital Media Services, earned media and special contributors on our Opinions with Civility pages. If you aren’t a free newsletter subscriber yet, join now and continue accessing more content. This does not include our exclusive content written by the newsroom. We hope you’ll consider supporting our journalism.

I am anchor

Glendale to host Saving Arizona Blood Drive event


The Saving Arizona Blood Drive is bringing a donation event to Glendale.

Vitalant is asking Valley residents to participate between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave.

Vitalant has teamed up with organizations Valley-wide to host the state’s largest blood drive to build blood supplies during the Fourth of July weekend. One Saving Arizona donor will be drawn as one of the 10 finalists for a 2022 VW Taos, donated by the Valley Volkswagen dealers.

All donors will also be thanked with a Vitalant grilling apron, a voucher for a free Whataburger, and be entered to win four tickets to Gila River Arena’s Professional Bull Riders event on Oct. 14.

Appointments are strongly recommended for social distancing. Click here or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825).

The Independence Day holiday timeframe is the lowest week of the summer for donations, according to Vitalant.

Type O blood supplies remain 50% below required levels. Blood donors are critically needed.

“While donor vacations reduce the number of people giving blood, heavy traffic on the roads and highways increases the potential for accidents and the need for blood,” Sid Lewis, Senior Director of Donor Recruitment for Vitalant’s Southwest Division, shared in a news release.

While donors of all blood types are needed, Type O blood is in greatest demand because it can be substituted for other blood types in emergencies or when shortages arise. While O-negative is the universal blood type than can be given to 100% of patients, O-positive can be substituted for all positive blood types, which makes up more than 80% of the population.

Vitalant, blood donation, Glendale, Arizona, Gila River Arena


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here