BioLife Plasma

New to the West Valley: BioLife Plasma in Avondale, Arizona Pizza Company and Don Burns, right, who is launching a podcast from his Litchfield Park home.

With all the talk of plasma donations from those who recovered from COVID-19, the opening of a plasma center in the West Valley is perhaps perfectly placed.

BioLife Plasma Services recently opened its fifth plasma center, at 1655 N. 107th Avenue, Avondale.

The Avondale center’s manager is Miguel Rodriguez.

BioLife notes “standard plasma is processed into a wide variety of therapies for the thousands of patients around the world with rare, life-threatening diseases, such as immunodeficiency disorders, hemophilia and hereditary angioedema.”

The Avondale center opened just in time for International Plasma Awareness Week.

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So many new businesses are opening around the West Valley—restaurants, hotels, shops.

And now for something completely different: a podcast.

Litchfield Parker Don Burns, a retired publicist and newspaper editor who moved to the West Valley from Northern California (but don’t hold that against him) in July, launched 20-minute podcasts from his home.

He plans to cover community events and news.

Among Burns’ first podcast interviews will be Litchfield Public Library staff, discussing branch programs, services and library volunteer opportunities.

Check out the podcast at

You can never have too many sports bars, right?

Buckeye City Council recently approved a restaurant liquor license for Tailgaters Sports Grill at 457 S. Watson Road in Buckeye.

The location is the previous Native Grill & Wings building.

And you can definitely never have too much pizza.

So, welcome to the West Valley, Arizona Pizza Company. Check out its Italian pies, wings, subs, salads and more at 15530 W. Roosevelt Street or