Gov. Doug Ducey proclaimed the Labor Day holiday timeframe as Arizona Blood Donation Week because blood supplies are expected to dramatically decline. That’s also why Vitalant (formerly known as United Blood Services) and Culver’s restaurants are ramping up efforts to increase blood donations during the holiday week.
Donate at any blood drive or donor center through Friday, September 6, and receive a voucher for a free pint of fresh frozen custard courtesy of Culver’s.
Blood donations decline by up to 25% during holiday weeks, but heavy traffic on the roads and highways increases the potential for accidents and the need for blood.
The Glendale donor center, 18583 N. 59th Avenue, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
The following public blood drives are located in Glendale:
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, September 5, E-Institute Charter High School, 3515 W. Union Hills Avenue (Bloodmobile)
• 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, September 6, Cactus High School, 6330 W. Greenway Road (Bloodmobile in staff lot)
Appointments are recommended. Call 877-258-4825 (877-25-VITAL) or visit bloodhero.com (enter city or ZIP code).