Central and Northern Arizona Chapter 4747 N. 22nd Street, #100 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-336-6660
Melody Birkett Regional Communications Director 602-619-8957 Melody.Birkett@redcross.org

Ribbon Cutting for Glendale Fixed-Site Blood Donation Center


PHOENIX, ARIZ. (September 27, 2023) – Join Governor Katie Hobbs and Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers and the American Red Cross team for an outdoor press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony at our new fixed-site blood donation center in Glendale. 

American Red Cross Glendale Blood and Platelet Donation Center

9950 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85307

October 2, 2023, 9:30 am – 10:30 am 

Press gaggle with Governor Hobbs immediately following the press conference. Small group tours of the facility upon request.

“We’re now able to collect plasma and platelet donations for the first time in the Phoenix-metro area,” said AZ NM Regional CEO Edgar R. Olivo. “More people in need of life-saving blood or platelets will be served in Arizona.” 

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. About 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed in the U.S. every day. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, up to six times a year.

Platelets play a critical role in the treatment of Americans fighting cancer, chronic diseases and traumatic injuries. Every 30 seconds, someone needs platelets. Platelets can be given every seven days, up to 24 times a year.  

Type AB plasma can be given to patients of any blood type and is often used to help stop bleeding in emergency situations. Plasma can be donated as often as three times a week. 

“Donors can schedule and manage their appointments, track their donations, earn rewards and recruit others to donate through our Blood Donor app,” said Olivo. “Download the free app by texting BLOODAPP to 90999 or searching ‘American Red Cross’ in app stores.”

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and providescomfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives;distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Local American Red Cross Social Media: Facebook – @RedCrossArizona; Twitter @RedCrossAZ;  

Instagram – @redcross.arizona; LinkedIn – American Red Cross – Arizona and New Mexico

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