Printable Version

Newsroom Archive

Arizona Blood Services Region

March 24, 2016
Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, hospitals depend on frequent O negative donations to ensure it’s always available for patients in need...
March 2, 2016
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross honors those who donate blood and platelets, organize blood drives and volunteer in communities across the country. These everyday heroes are the face of the Red Cross and help save lives.
January 27, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply.
January 14, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter.
January 13, 2016
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent a shortage this winter. Busy holiday schedules in November and December contributed to about 1,700 fewer blood drives held across the country compared to the two previous months, which has resulted in about 50,000 fewer...
December 21, 2015
As millions of Americans make their final gift purchases this holiday season, the American Red Cross reminds eligible donors to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life – by donating blood or platelets.
December 10, 2015
Be part of something meaningful this holiday season – give blood TUCSON, Ariz. (Dec. 10, 2015) — The American Red Cross will host the 12 Hours of Giving blood drive on Friday, Dec. 18, from 1 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at La Encantada shopping center,...
October 27, 2015
American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.   RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from the...
October 13, 2015
This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive. Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.    
September 3, 2015
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.   In early August, the Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood to...