Blood Drive - Tuesday August 13 - EN Palm Room

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Vitalent-AZ Blood Drive (formerly United Blood Services) Appointments from 8:30 AM to 12:15 PM

If you are taking prescription medications, 95% of them are fine and will not prevent you from donating blood.  Some examples of acceptable meds are: insulin, blood pressure, cholesterol, anti-depressants, thyroid, allergy and aspirin.


You can get information and register by visiting: bloodhero.com


Did YOU KNOW, YOU can SAVE 3 LIVES just by donating your blood and it will only take 1/2 hour out of your day?  In addition, your body produces healthier red cells after a donation: red cells carry oxygen to your vital organs.  The blood supply at Valley Hospitals is in need of constant replenishing. 


Vitalant-AZ is one of 3 approved blood banks that can send blood to our military overseas.


Blood Donation Reminders on the Day of the Drive

 

  •  Hydrate and eat a meal prior to your donation – better, start hydrating the day before.  
  •  Bring ID with you (PebbleCreek ID, Driver’s License work well)  
  •  Make sure you are free of any cold or flu symptoms.  
  •  Have medication list available if needed.  
  •  ear  a top with loose-fitting sleeves (preferably short sleeves) so that we  can check blood pressure and locate the best vein to use to collect your  blood.  
  •  Bring  a list of all countries (and cities/areas you have visited (with dates)  in the past 12 months and do the same for all European countries you  have visited since 1980.  
  •  You must weigh at least 110 pounds.  
  •  Waiting period between donations is 56 days for whole blood, 112 for Double Red Cell Donations.