American Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across our nation.
In May and June, donations were at the lowest level the American Red Cross has seen in this timeframe in over a dozen years, while demand for blood products remained steady. Because of that, American Red Cross needs blood donors now more than ever. All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.
We highly encourage all type O negative blood donors who meet the eligibility requirements to double the difference by becoming a double red cell donor. If eligible, you can give to give two donations at once.
Please contact American Red Cross at 520-230-7295 to schedule your appointment to donate or log on to redcrossblood.org Sponsor Code: pimagop (email appeal from the Pima County Republican Party– which is assisting in this drive with a blood drive on Saturday July 30, 9 to 2 p.m.)
Why donate blood?
You don’t need a special reason to give blood.
You just need your own reason.
Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend.
Some know that a family member or a friend might need blood some day.
Some believe it is the right thing we do.
Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And you’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped change a life.
Please donate blood if you can.