American Red Cross Blood Drive
Give Blood. Save lives!
WHY? Giving blood truly is giving the gift of life. Every unit of whole blood can save 3 lives. In Arizona alone, 300 blood donors are needed every day to meet the needs of hospitals in the state.
QUALIFICATIONS? You have to be at least 16 years old (16 and 17 year olds need parental consent) to give, you have to weigh at least 110 pounds, and you must be in good health. On the other end of the age spectrum, in Arizona, there is no age limit for blood donors.
HOW LONG? It takes only about ten minutes to give a pint of blood, but the checking-in process takes a little time. You should plan to be there about an hour. Make sure you eat a good meal before donating and increase your intake of water the day before and the day of the drive. Also, be sure to bring a photo ID with you.
How to Sign Up?
Reserve your time slot early! To schedule your appointment or for more information:
- Go to redcrossblood.org / Donate Blood and enter the Sponsor code: Immanuel
If you have questions about donating blood, contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
FIRST TIME DONORS
Whatever your reason, the need for blood is constant and you will feel good knowing your donation can help save up to 3 lives. Read more …
TYPES OF BLOOD DONATIONS?
Blood: The most common type of donation, during which approximately a pint of ‘whole blood’ is given. This type of blood donation usually takes about an hour.
Power Red: A Power Red donation collects the red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor. These donors must meet specific eligibility requirements and have type A Neg, B Neg, or O blood. Read more …
How can one donation help multiple people? Read more …