Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers is once again hosting a community blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Glendale Civic Center Annex building, 5750 W Glenn Drive, Glendale.
“Last year we did a great job of meeting the need, by holding the largest blood drive ever in Glendale,” said Weiers. “I hope to continue that tradition this year with more donations.”
Vitalant, formerly known as United Blood Services, along with the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Glendale’s Employee Wellness Committee and AZ Catering are supporting the Mayor’s event to help build up the blood bank reserves when they typically see the highest need and lowest donations.
Blood donations help the national blood supply provide direly needed blood components to patients throughout the country. Every day in the United States, patients throughout emergency care facilities need approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells, 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma.
The blood drive participation is open to anyone over 16 (minors must provide guardian signed permission form) and registrations are recommended. Participants can register online at www.bloodhero.com with the Sponsor Code of “Weiers”. Registration will allow participants to complete some of the necessary forms prior to their scheduled appointment as well as reduce their wait time. Interested donors with questions can contact Vitalant representative Katrina Eaton by phone at 602-770-4675 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.