Vitalent Blood Drive - Tuesday November 26 - EN Palm Room

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Appointments from 8:30 AM to 12:15 PM

  

We will be limiting registration to electronic entry. This prevents double booking and limits potential for errors.


If you need assistance with this, you can call Dee-Dee Patrick directly and she will enter your name on the schedule. Dee-Dee can be reached at 708-494-0008.


Appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes starting at 8:30 A.M... until 12:15 P.M.  Two donors can be scheduled at the same time. 

  

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.

  

To register online with Vitalant-AZ Blood Services (formerly United Blood Services), complete the Health History Questionnaire


The instructions, “Complete Your Fast Track Health History Questionnaire Online” can be found at https://bloodhero.com/  


Donors who complete the online health history questionnaire  on November 26th ONLY should print out the Fast Track Donation Ticket and bring it with you to the drive on April 9th. Doing this will save you 20 minutes on the morning you donate.

  

Did YOU KNOW, YOU can SAVE THREE 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.