First 3 Volkswagen Finalists Unveiled – 7 Spots Remain for Blood Donors

That’s the question that the first three finalists in the United Blood Services “Drive Away a Hero” campaign are asking themselves right now.  Seven more spots still remain for the Sept. 19 Grand Prize Ceremony.  Simply donate blood by Aug. Continue reading

Hydration Key to Blood Donation Success, Especially During Hot Summer Months

As the temperature rises, so does the importance of drinking extra water prior to your blood donation.  The American Council on Exercise says that water is one of the most essential components of the human body.  Water regulates the body’s Continue reading

New Computer System Will Save Most Donors Time

Last month, United Blood Services upgraded to a new computer system designed to be more efficient and provide a shorter donation process for most donors.  If you donated blood or held a blood drive in the last two weeks, you Continue reading

Flights for Life Wins 2014 ADRP Organization of the Year

Each year, the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP) honors the nation’s top organizations and individuals for promoting volunteer blood donation and awareness of the everyday need for blood. Corporations, civic groups, media and individuals receive acclaim for saving lives Continue reading

Leukemia Survivor Breaks 1,000 Blood Donor Goal

Thankful for the 131 lifesaving transfusions she received during her battle with Leukemia, Kellie made it her goal to recruit 1,000 donors between September 22 and April 26. Her campaign wrapped up at the Peoria Relay for Life event last Continue reading

HLA Matched Platelet Donors: A Special Kind of Hero

When patients receive chemotherapy, one of the side effects is a decrease in the three major blood cell types:  platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells.  Patients need platelets to prevent and stop bleeding, so their doctors often prescribe Continue reading

Life Is Good Again: Robert Scanlan’s Story

By Robert Scanlan I was living the American Dream with good health, a loving family, a beautiful home and a thriving business. In fact, we were scheduled to move the business to larger quarters the last weekend in March, 1998. Continue reading

Blood Drive Coordinators Earn Valentines for Life & HERO Awards

For nearly forty years, Arizona blood drive coordinators have received accolades from United Blood Services for the vital role they play in saving lives. The Valentines for Life Awards are presented to organizations that host at least three blood drives Continue reading

Meet Scott…

Scott Tipton’s story is a reminder of the dangerous situations that police officers face every day. In July 2000, the Tempe Police Officer was looking forward to celebrating his 10th anniversary with his wife when he was dispatched to handle a Continue reading

Keep an Eye on Your Wellness When You Donate!

Since 2007, United Blood Services has performed a “total cholesterol” test on blood donations and provided the confidential results to donors in their Donor Hero History online.  In 2011, additional information became available for the donors. The current list of Continue reading