Sun Lakes United Church of Christ will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Chapel Center at 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd N, in Sun Lakes.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 480-895-6317 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code SunLakesUCC.
“Hosting a blood drive coincides with Sun Lakes United Church of Christ’s core values of giving back to the community,” said Rev. Derrick Elliot, Pastor, Sun Lakes UCC. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one, or neighbor.”
Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients, and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross.
“The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood.”
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative, and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone and is often used to treat trauma patients.
We hope that you will be able to join us for our blood drive so that we can help make sure that everyone who needs blood has an opportunity to receive blood.