Friday, April 26, 2013

Be A Hero, Donate Blood

Did you know that 700 blood donors are needed every day just to meet the needs of patients in the fifty-eight Arizona hospitals dependent upon United Blood Services?

In emergency situations, it’s the blood on the shelves that saves lives. Your donation could save a family member, a friend or a neighbor. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially O-negative, the universal blood that can be substituted for all other types in emergencies.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) toll free or search by zip code online. Find the Hero in You.. and chill out. It's not like you're getting a THORacotomy.


  1. You never know just how much of a hero you can be.

    James Harrison is the kindest person in the world, also known as the "Man with the golden arm", a blood plasma donor from Australia. His over 1000 donations throughout his lifetime have saved over two million unborn babies from Rhesus disease.

  2. A whole blood donation takes about 8-10 minutes, during which you will be seated comfortably or lying down. When approximately a pint of whole blood has moved received, the donation is complete further a staff person will place a bandage on your arm. Blood donation is a quick and easy way to get tested for all of these things.