Need for blood doesn’t stop for holidays – donors needed

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Those who come to give through Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Gift Card

MARICOPA — Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood and help the American Red Cross ensure a sufficient supply is available for patients throughout the holiday season. Those with type O blood are especially needed.

During the holiday season, set aside an hour to give blood and be the lifeline patients need. Make an appointment now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

In thanks for helping meet the urgent need, those who come to give blood now through Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply; see More information and details are available at

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 2-31:


12/12/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way

Cave Creek

12/15/2019: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Frontier Town, 6245 E Cave Creek Rd