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Arizona Blood Services Region

 
October 17, 2016
TUCSON, Ariz. — The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors in the Tucson area to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment, must be...
September 19, 2016
(Sept. 19, 2016) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down...
September 7, 2016
  During National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply for patients in need. Blood donors may be helping patients like 11-year-old Martin Mwita who has sickle cell disease. His body doesn’...
August 31, 2016
The Heidcamp Family When the attacks occurred on the World Trade Center complex on Sept. 11, 2001, pandemonium occurred as people rushed in all directions – some to escape harm, some to help rescue efforts and some trying to locate loved ones. Not knowing if those they cared about were safe...
August 31, 2016
Laura, Caroline and Mary Ogonowski lost their father, Capt. John Ogonowski, on Sept. 11, 2001, when the plane he was piloting, American Airlines Flight 11, was hijacked and crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
August 30, 2016
The American Red Cross supports 9/11 Day by offering the community an  opportunity to honor those who lost their lives and the heroes who responded following the tragic events of Sept.11. Two ways to participate in 9/11 Day are to volunteer or donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross and...
August 25, 2016
Your platelet donation is important. Read this story about Robyn. http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Donate-Platelets-to-Help-Patients-Like-Five-Year-Old-Robyn
August 25, 2016
  (Aug. 24, 2016) – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September.  
July 26, 2016
While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the...
July 6, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.