Do you want to help save lives, and become a hero in your community? Sue Thew from Vitalant is here to show us how! The All-Stars 4 Life Winter Platelet Donor Campaign is in full swing, and you can be a part of helping to save people’s lives because of your donation. You could even with great prizes!!!
United Blood Services is Now Vitalant (Vye-TAL-ent)!
VITALANT TEAMS UP WITH THE SUNS & AZ-TV7 TO SCORE A 3-POINTER FOR HOSPITAL PATIENTS
Give 3 Donations Over 2 Vital Months & Become an All-Star 4 Life!
Metro Phoenix, Ariz. – Nov. 15, 2019 – Jan. 15, 2020
Give three platelet donations over two vital months to become a Vitalant All-Star 4 Life, and you could earn four Phoenix Suns lower level game tickets with food and beverage package! To qualify, simply give three platelet donations Nov. 15 through Jan. 15 at any of Vitalant’s six Valley donor centers. Platelet donors score for hospital patients by providing the clotting factor that controls bleeding for trauma, cancer and aplastic anemia patients. Platelets are the most fragile component of whole blood and must be transfused within five days of donation, so AZ-TV has signed on as the television partner to help increase awareness of the growing need for donors. To make an appointment to become an All-Star 4 Life, call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) or visit www.BloodHero.com and enter your city or zip code (locations below).
Platelets are in greatest demand during the winter months, a time when the seasonal increase in the state’s population makes it difficult to meet patient blood needs. So with every platelet donation Nov. 15 – Jan. 15, donors earn All-Stars 4 Life appreciation awards, courtesy of the Phoenix Suns:
- Donation #1: entered to win 1 of 6 Suns autographed items – basketball, photograph or jersey
- Donation #2: earn a pair of tickets to 1 of 3 games – Jan. 1 Thunder, Mar. 18 Timberwolves or Apr. 3 Cavaliers
- Donation #3: entered to win 4 lower level seats with a food/beverage package to any Feb. or Mar. home game (except Feb. 26)
Platelet donors help people like Meghan, who required 987 lifesaving blood transfusions after she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that caused blood clots to form in the small vessels throughout her body. She credited blood donors for her recovery during her 89-day stay in the hospital. “Blood donors gave my body the time it needed to get better,” Meghan said. “Without them, my body would have shut down.” Thanks to her blood donors, today Meghan works in healthcare and lives each day to the fullest with her daughter Farrah.
AZ-TV’s legendary Arizona television host Pat McMahon defines a hero as someone who takes the time to make someone well again, to keep someone alive by just saying “yes.” “Imagine you or your child desperately needing blood and being told, ‘sorry, we’re all out’,” McMahon said. “Give your pint full of miracles to Vitalant and you will have become a healer – you will have become a hero!”
Vitalant Donor Centers
Chandler Donor Center: 1989 W. Elliot Rd., #33 (Elliot & Dobson)
Glendale Donor Center: 18583 N. 59th Ave., #113 (59th Ave. & Union Hills)
Goodyear Donor Center: 14270 W. Indian School Rd., #C-8 (Indian School & Litchfield)
Mesa Donor Center: 1337 S. Gilbert Rd., #101 (Gilbert & Hampton)
Phoenix Donor Center: 5757 N. Black Canyon Hwy. (Bethany Home Rd. & I-17)
Scottsdale Donor Center: 15170 N. Hayden Rd., #6 (Hayden & 83rd Pl.)
About Vitalant (formerly known as United Blood Services)
Vitalant isthe nation’s second largest community blood service provider, supplying comprehensive transfusion medicine services for nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states. Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood. Every day, almost 5,000 blood donations are needed to meet the needs of people throughout the country, and Vitalant’s 780,000 donors supply 1.8 million donations a year. In addition to blood products, Vitalant offers customers transfusion services, medical consulting, quality guidance, ongoing education, research and more. For more information and to schedule a donation, visit vitalant.org or call 877-258-4825 (877-25-VITAL). Join the conversation about impacting the lives of others on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.