Vitalant is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Gila River Arena

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. event information

Author: Girlonthecorner1