Blood donor to drive away a superhero with VW

To inspire blood donations, Vitalant will award a 2019 VW Passat Wolfsburg Edition.

Blood donors are asked to bring their “lifesaving powers” to Vitalant centers or drives to be automatically entered to win a 2019 VW Passat Wolfsburg Edition.

The seven Valley Volkswagen dealers have donated the car and partnered with Vitalant in the 10th annual campaign to help inspire more people to give blood this summer.

Ten finalists will be drawn to participate in the grand prize ceremony. They will be unveiled throughout the summer on AZ-TV. For a blood donation appointment, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (827-4376) or visit BloodHero.com (enter your city or ZIP code).

All blood types are needed, but Type O is always in greatest demand.

West Valley blood donation centers are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Glendale’s center is located at 18583 N. 59th Avenue. Goodyear is at 14270 W. Indian School Road, and is closed on Fridays. Folks in West Phoenix can visit 5757 N. Black Canyon Highway.

Blood drives are

• 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at CrossFit Incendia, 21465 N. 78th Avenue, Bloodmobile

• 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Culver’s Peoria, 8271 W. Ludlow Drive, Bloodmobile

• 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Journey Church, 9049 W. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Bloodmobile

• 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lunde’s Peoria VW, 8801 W. Bell Road, Bloodmobile

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Larry Miller Group, 8665 W. Bell Road, Bloodmobile @ Dodge

• 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Life in Christ, 14802 N. 75th Avenue, Choir/Conference Room 1

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Cibola Vista Resort & Spa, 27501 N Lake Pleasant Rd, Bloodmobile

• Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at VIP Mortgage, 7747 W. Deer Valley Road, Bloodmobile

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at The Citadel of Praise Christian Church, 8738 W. Cholla Street, Worship Center.