Vitalant is hosting their largest blood drive in the state on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Gila River Arena (also Jan. 3 in Tempe). Parking is available in parking Lot G (east side of arena), entrance Gate 4 (main entrance).
Donors can schedule an appointment at this location on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (at Gila River Arena). Walk-in donations are welcome, but appointments are recommended for social distancing. To make an appointment, call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) or register online here.
While all blood types are needed, the biggest demand is for O-negative and O-positive blood types. O-negative blood can be given to anyone in an extreme emergency; and O-positive is compatible with more than 80 percent of patients.
All blood donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Donors who have recovered from COVID-19 for at least 28 days are encouraged to consider giving convalescent plasma to provide lifesaving antibodies for the most gravely ill of COVID-19 patients.
Donors will receive a pizza voucher from Streets of New York and a voucher for an Arizona Coyotes 2021-22 game ticket, courtesy of the event sponsors.AZFamily.com event information