The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Despite travel and other activities that may cause some donors to be less available to give, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
Donors of all blood types—especially those with types AB, O-negative, A-negative and B-negative—are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer.
Upcoming blood drives in North Central Phoenix include:
- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, American Red Cross Greater Phoenix Region offices, 4747 N. 22nd St., Suite 100.
- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, Henderson Engineers Inc., 5343 N. 16th St., Ste. 460.
To make an appointment to give blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).