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Red Cross Emergency Blood Drive

There is an emergency need for blood right now.  Blood is going out far faster than it is coming in and this can have an immediate impact on patient care.

Community members that wish to donate blood can schedule their appointment by going on line at www.redcross.org and entering the sponsor code: scottsdalequarter

Learn Your COVID-19 Antibody Status When You Donate.

Millions of patients—and their families—count on generous volunteer blood donors and our dedicated staff to make sure lifesaving blood always is available.

  • Every day in the U.S., patients in hospitals, surgical centers and emergency treatment facilities need approximately:

    • 36,000 units of red blood cells
    • 7,000 units of platelets
    • 10,000 units of plasma

About 6.8 million volunteers give blood in the U.S., which is nearly 26 percent fewer donors than at the beginning of this decade. The result is nearly 4.2 million fewer donations each year. Together, we can reverse this trend and help more people realize their life-transforming potential.

Many people believe that most blood is needed after major disasters. However, daily personal emergencies and ongoing medical needs of thousands of patients require a constant and ready blood supply. It’s the blood already on hospital shelves that saves lives.

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