We Have A Winner! Peoria Woman Wins New Car!

Jackie Galbraith Drives Away a Hero with a 2014 Passat S Donated by Valley Volkswagen Dealers Jackie Galbraith of Peoria won a 2014 Passat S donated by the Valley Volkswagen dealers in the United Blood Services “Drive Away a Hero” campaign. Continue reading

Students Make a Difference for Arizona Hospital Patients

As the president of NHS (National Honors Society) at Paradise Valley High School, Aishwarya Karlapudi joined the blood drive committee for the first time during her sophomore year.  She quickly developed a passion for saving lives and took on the Continue reading

Approaching Labor Day: Keeping Donations Up

All Donors Can Enjoy a Pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream August 29 through September 5 Hospitals and their patients can’t take a holiday: hospital patients need transfusions 365 days a year. There are always diseases to treat, difficult childbirths Continue reading

Common Myths About Blood Donation

Myth #1 – I can’t give blood because I take medication. In nearly all cases, medications will not disqualify you as a blood donor.  If you are healthy and the condition is under control, you are most likely eligible to Continue reading

I Wonder Whose Blood This Is…

This article originally appeared in the July issue of the Valley of the Sun edition of Healthy Cells Magazine. “I wonder whose blood this is . . .” pondered 11-year-old Mia McPoland as she received her 110th blood transfusion on Continue reading

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