Blood

Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is urging all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to help relieve a critical blood shortage.

All blood types and platelets are critically needed, especially type-O blood, the most transfused and the most versatile when there’s no time to test a patient’s blood type.

Those eligible to donate are urged to make an appointment to give over the next days and weeks. To make an appointment, visit vitalant.org, download the Vitalant app or call 1-877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825).

In appreciation for giving blood this summer, through Sept. 9, all blood donors are being automatically entered to win a 2022 VW Taos S, donated by Valley Volkswagen dealers.

As a special thanks for donating around the Independence Day holiday, July 10 to July 20, Vitalant blood donors will receive a $5 prepaid gift card (while supplies last) in addition to being entered to win one of three $3,000 prepaid gift cards. Both gift card offers are redeemable by email.

Donors don’t need to know their blood type to help. In fact, new donors can learn their preliminary blood type during their first visit. Donors who meet all eligibility requirements can be as young as 16 with parental consent, and there is no upper age limit. Masks are optional for staff, donors and visitors except where required by local regulations or blood drive host. There is no waiting period to donate after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine or booster.

West Valley donor centers

• Glendale: 18583 N. 59th Avenue

• Goodyear: 14270 W. Indian School Road

• West Phoenix: 5757 N. Black Canyon Highway

Blood drives by city

Avondale

• 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, Avondale Baptist Church, 1001 N. Central Avenue, MAC Building, rooms four to six

• 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 26, Universal Technical Institute, 10695 W. Pierce Street, Auditorium

Buckeye

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, CCV-Verrado, 20575 W. Indian School Road, Auditorium

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 24, Verrado Community @ The Center on Main, 4239 N. Village Street, multipurpose room

Glendale

• 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Murphy Park, 5850 W. Glendale Avenue, Bloodmobile

• 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 21, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, 18701 N. 67th Avenue, Bloodmobile

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, The Beauty Method, 6685 W. Beardsley Road, Suite 140, Bloodmobile

• 7 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, Dignity Health-St Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center, 7300 N. 99th Avenue, Bloodmobile

• 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, Monona Blood Drive, 5722 W. Monona Drive, Bloodmobile

• 10 am. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Jim Brown and Sons Roofing, 5537 N. 59th Avenue, Showroom

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Foothills Library, 19055 N. 57th Avenue, Bloodmobile

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Velma Teague Library, 7010 N. 58th Avenue, Bloodmobile

• 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, Sands Chevrolet Glendale, 5418 NW Grand Avenue, Bloodmobile

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 29, Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown Street, Bloodmobile

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 29, Heroes Regional Park Library, 6075 N. 83rd Avenue, Bloodmobile

Goodyear

• 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 14, Abrazo West Campus, 13677 W. McDowell Road, Bloodmobile

Peoria

• 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 16, Park West, 9744 W. Northern Avenue, Bloodmobile by farmers market

• 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, LDS Peoria North Stake, 22034 N. 83rd Avenue, Cultural Hall

• 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, Copper Hills Church, 27035 N. Black Rock Boulevard, mini auditorium

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 22, Trilogy at Vistancia, 27980 N. Trilogy Boulevard East, Bloodmobile

• 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Peoria Police Department, 8351 W. Cinnabar, Peoria Room

• 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, Cantina Gueros, 25315 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Bloodmobile