United Blood Services Announces 5th Annual Tour de Hero Bike Ride

Registration is now open for United Blood Services 5th Annual Tour de Hero 100K/50K bike ride scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.  Tour de Hero was created to help raise awareness and increase blood donations for patients during the winter Continue reading

Media Days Ramps Up Efforts to Increase Winter Holiday Blood Donations

As the winter holiday season goes into full swing, so do United Blood Services’ efforts to ramp up blood donations.  The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the most difficult time of the year to meet patient blood Continue reading

December 2014 Blood Drive Coordinator Tip

Tish Mailloux – Hero Award Winner from Mayo Clinic… focuses on encouraging past donors to give more frequently.  They created an incentive program that provides gifts for donors who give at multiple drives during the year.  She utilizes online registration, Continue reading

December 2014 Blood Donor Rewards

All Donors:Give blood. Get Pizza!Give blood in December and receive a voucher for a free 14” cheese pizza, donated by Streets of New York.. All Flagstaff Area Donors:Give blood. Get Pizza!December donors receive a voucher for a free 10” cheese pizza, donated by Native Grill and Wings. Continue reading

A Special Thank You Message From Blood Recipients

Dear Blood Donors: Your small act of donating blood made a huge impact on my life.  When I was diagnosed with leukemia, my own blood was literally killing me.  Donated blood was the only thing that kept me alive before Continue reading

Thanksgiving Blood Donors Hear the Sweet Sound of Saving Lives

Phoenix, Flagstaff & White Mountain Symphonies Thank November Donors with Free Ticket Vouchers The holiday season is built on traditions and the annual Thanksgiving symphony partnership is one of United Blood Services most popular.  This year marks the 13th season Continue reading

November 2014 Blood Drive Coordinator Tip

Rachael Witkin Hero Award Winner from Bank of America Chandler Boulevard Campus… encourages her colleagues to create conversation about the blood drive.  “Don’t be shy.  Get out there and ask people to give blood,” Rachael said.  She wears her Hero Award Continue reading

November 2014 Blood Donor Rewards

All MAX Donors: Maximize Your Impact! All November MAX donors will receive a voucher for ONE ticket to a concert, courtesy of The Phoenix Symphony. A MAX Donation is a specialized automated procedure based on your blood type and the current Continue reading

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

4 Donations, 4 Months, Platelet Donors Become All-Stars 4 Life

Platelet donors are true heroes to people like 5-year-old Zoiey.  In June 2013, Zoiey was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the most common form of childhood leukemia.  Her blood counts were so low that she received a platelet transfusion while Continue reading