Rural/Metro Corp. hosts summer blood drive in Scottsdale

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Provided by United Blood Services

Rural/Metro Corporation, in partnership with United Blood Services and Donor Network of Arizona are hosting a blood drive and donor education event on Friday July 24, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Rural/Metro Corporate Headquarters at 8465 N. Pima Rd., in Scottsdale.

Blood donations are at a critically low level this summer in Arizona, according to a press release. Find the ‘Hero In You’ and donate blood in the Bloodmobile. Whole blood and power red appointments available, stated the release.

Appointments are preferred and walk-ins are taken on a first come/ first serve basis.

According to the release, to participate patrons should schedule an appointment at www.bloodhero.com and follow three easy steps:

  1. Locate a blood drive
  2. Search by sponsor code: rural
  3. Choose your appointment

United Blood Services is a nonprofit community blood center, providing blood and blood products for local area hospitals throughout the United States, according to the release. To learn more about donor eligibility, the donation process, or United Blood Services mission visit www.unitedbloodservices.org

Donor Network of Arizona is the federally designated, not-for-profit, organ procurement organization for the state of Arizona and a tissue and eye recovery organization, stated the release.  DNA serves five organ transplant centers in Arizona with the combined capacity to perform heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and liver transplants.

Rural/Metro is a leading provider of emergency and non-emergency medical transportation, fire protection, and safety-related services in communities throughout the United States, stated the release.

The Scottsdale Independent is published monthly and mailed to 75,000 homes and businesses in Scottsdale.

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