Did you know . . . It takes 500 donors of all blood types to maintain Arizona’s blood supply for just one day. Blood donors help kids like Madison, who is alive today because of more than 148 blood donors. The Arizona 8-year-old was born with Diamond Blackfan Anemia, a rare disease that prevents her body from producing red blood cells. She relies on the kindness of strangers to provide lifesaving blood transfusions about every three weeks at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “Blood donors deserve medals for their lifesaving actions,” said her mom, Aimee. “I am so thankful for people who donate regularly because they understand the need for transfusions is constant.” To make an appointment to Find the Hero in You, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) or visit www.BloodHero.com (enter your city or zip code).

All blood types are needed, however, Type O-negative is always in greatest demand.

WEST VALLEY DONOR CENTERS

Tues. – Wed, 10 am – 7 pm; Thurs. 10am – 5pm, Fri. & Sat. 7am– 2 PM

Glendale: 18583 N. 59th Ave. (59th Ave. & Union Hills)

West Phoenix: 5757 N. Black Canyon Hwy. (Bethany Hm. & I-17)

GLENDALE & PEORIA PUBLIC BLOOD DRIVES

Glendale

Thu 10/1,  9:30am-1:30pm, City of Glendale, 5850 W Glendale Ave, Bloodmobile at Murphy Park

Sat 10/3,  9:30am-1:30pm, Wildflower Bread Company Arrowhead, 17530 N 75th Ave, Bloodmobile

Sun 10/4,  8:30am-12:30pm, Central Christian Church-Glendale Campus, 8600 W Glendale, Bloodmobile

Mon 10/5, 10am-3pm, ASU West Health Svs, 4701 W Thunderbird, Bloodmobile by Fletcher Library

Tue 10/6, 10am--3pm, ASU West Health Svs, 4701 W Thunderbird, Bloodmobile by Fletcher Library

Tue 10/6,  6:15am-11:15am & 5:30pm-9:30pm, Arizona Automotive Institute, 6829 N 46th Ave, Bloodmobile

Sat 10/17,  8am-12pm, Fry's at Arrowhead Ranch, 20220 N 59th Ave, Bloodmobile

Sun 10/18,  7:45am-12:45pm, St Thomas More Catholic Church, 6180 W Utopia Rd, Parish Hall

Wed 10/21,  9am-1pm, Glendale Community College North, 5727 W Happy Valley Rd, Bloodmobile

Sun 10/25,  8am-12pm, Streams Church, 6532 N El Mirage Rd, Bloodmobile

Tue 10/27,  7:30am-12:30pm, Raymond S Kellis High School, 8990 W Orangewood, Practice Gym

Peoria

Wed 9/30,  4pm-8pm, Peace Lutheran Church, 18265 N 89th Ave, Classroom Side

Sun 10/11,  7:30am-12:30pm, Life in Christ, 14802 N 75th Ave, Bloodmobile

Fri 10/16,  8am-12pm, Westbrook Village, 19251 Westbrook Village Pkway, Bloodmobile

Tue 10/27,  9am-2pm, Larry Miller Group, 8633 W Bell Rd, Bloodmobile