Monthly Archives: December 2014

January 2015 Blood Donor Rewards

All Donors:
13-wmphxo-logo1Give blood. Get Get Tickets!
Give blood January 1-15 and receive a voucher to redeem online for a ticket to the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open!

MAX Donors:AZ-Ren-Festival-Logo2-Color
Give a MAX donation between January 16 and February 27 at one of our valley donor centers and receive a voucher for a ticket to the Arizona Renaissance Festival!

 

09-Promo-HeroinMe-LogoAll Donors:
Earn Hero in Me Rewards points when you donate. Rewards points can be used to get t-shirts, movie tickets, ice cream and more.  >Find out more

Cholesterol Testing:
Donated recently? We’ve performed a free total cholesterol test for you. About seven days after your donation, you can get your results! >Check it out!

Schedule your next appointment online,
or by calling 1-877-UBS-HERO (827-4376).

If you have been told previously by United Blood Services or another blood center
that you should never donate blood, please do not consider this message as an
invitation to donate. The Cape electronic newsletter is intended as an
informational resource for all friends of Arizona’s blood supply.

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

coffeemug_1colorRegistration 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 holiday season. Riders are encouraged to recruit blood donors to give at a United Blood Services donor center between Nov. 1 and Jan. 10, earning discounted registration fees and one ticket for great raffle prizes for each donor recruited.  For information and to register, visit www.ArizonaHero.com/TourdeHero.  Then, grab your bike, have a great ride and become a hero to Arizona’s hospital patients this holiday season!

United Blood Services 5th Annual Tour de Hero Bike Ride
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Start/Finish/Grand Finale Lunch: UBS Headquarters, 6220 E. Oak St., Scottsdale

 

For Details & Registration, Visit www.ArizonaHero.com/TourdeHero
$25 Advance Registration + 50 Points (Increases to $50 after Dec. 15)
Points earned by recruiting blood donors and/or cash sponsors

  • 9:00am Advanced Ride: 100K/62-Mile
  • 10:00 Intermediate Ride: 50K/31-Mile
  • Noon – 3:00pm: Complimentary Finish Line Lunch

Sponsored by:
United Blood Services, Los Freeloaders Cycling Team, Bike Barn, Global Bikes, Southwest Bicycles, Sunday Cycles, Tribe Multisport, Chompie’s, Clif Bars, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Soleri at Cosanti, Polsinelli & Universal Technical Institute

During the fish line lunch, riders will personally meet and hear the stories of blood recipients whose lives were saved by blood donors.  Cyclists will ride in the name of a participating Arizona blood recipient and wear a UBS photo bib pinned on their jersey in the recipient’s honor.  Tour de Hero is scheduled to begin and end at the United Blood Services headquarters in Scottsdale, with rest stop locations throughout the ride and a complimentary finish line lunch.

 Since the inception of the ride, Tour de Hero cyclists have recruited nearly 650 blood donors to support hospital patients during the most difficult time of the year to maintain Arizona’s blood supply.  “A single donation can save several lives because blood can be separated into components,” said Audrey Jennings, United Blood Services Regional Center Director.  “In just one hour, each donor can be a hero for an accident victim, a person undergoing surgery and a child receiving treatment for cancer.”  Find the Hero in You at Tour de Hero!

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 needs.  To prevent a holiday blood shortage, 3TV is launching a campaign with nearly 20 radio stations and the Streets of New York to inspire 500 donors to give blood each day Dec. 23 through Jan. 4.  Donors of all blood types are needed, especially O-negative, the universal blood donor!

Dec 1 – 31:  Give Blood, Get Pizza!
2014-STNY-LogoAll December blood donors in metro Phoenix and the Prescott area will be rewarded with a voucher for a free 14” cheese pizza, courtesy of Streets of New York!  The fifteen-time winner of the New Times “Best Pizza in Phoenix” has partnered with United Blood Services to make sure patients across Arizona have the lifesaving blood transfusions they need this holiday season.  Native Grill and Wings has joined the effort in Northern Arizona by thanking all Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Tuba City and Verde Valley donors with a voucher for a free 10” cheese pizza.  Since blood has a shelf life of 42 days, donors will help save patients throughout the most challenging time of the year to maintain our state’s blood supply. 

Dec. 23 – Jan. 3:  Media Days Lifesaving Broadcast @ UBS Donor Centers
Visit www.BloodHero.com to schedule your appointment.
O-neg-sidebar2To prevent a holiday blood shortage, 3TV is launching a campaign with 20 Valley radio stations and the Streets of New York to inspire 500 donors to give blood each day through Jan. 4.  The top reason cited for not donating blood is “No one asked me.”  Participating stations have solved this problem by each adopting two days to ask their listeners to roll up their sleeves at a United Blood Services donor center.  Leading up to each station’s designated day, a combination of community service programming, news stories and public service announcements are planned to increase awareness on the extraordinary need for blood donors during the holiday season.

saveazlogoSun., Jan. 4: Saving Arizona Blood Drive, Tempe Center for the Arts, 7am – 1pm
Click on the Saving Arizona image to schedule your appointment.
The excitement escalates with the grand finale event on Sun., Jan. 4, at the Saving Arizona Blood Drive, where United Blood Services hopes to attract 400 blood donors at the Tempe Center for the Arts to help replenish our state’s blood supply following the holiday season. All donors will be thanked with a voucher for a one-day gate pass to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, courtesy of The Thunderbirds, and a voucher for a complimentary 14” cheese pizza from Streets of New York.  To make a donation appointment at Saving Arizona, CLICK HERESponsored by: Tempe Center for the Arts, 3TV, News-Talk 92.3 KTAR, Arizona Sports Now on 98.7., Waste Management Phoenix Open and Streets of New York.

At the time of year when Arizona’s patient population is at its highest, blood donations are at the lowest.  “We hope to encourage more blood donations while people are focused on the spirit of giving,” said Audrey Jennings, Regional Center Director for United Blood Services/Arizona.  Winter vacations and school recesses prevent many organizations from holding blood drives.  The cold and flu season can also temporarily defer many regular donors from being eligible to give blood.  Jennings added, “It takes a personal commitment to save lives.  If you don’t give blood, who will?”

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, cafeteria recruitment and email reminders as ways to break down barriers to participation. “Creating awareness about the blood drive program is the key. Keep the momentum going,” Tish said.  “Don’t let it drop when the blood drive stops.”

December 2014 Blood Donor Rewards

All Donors:
2014-STNY-LogoGive blood. Get Pizza!
Give blood in December and receive a voucher for a free 14” cheese pizza, donated by Streets of New York..

Native-Grill-and-Wings-Logo-webAll Flagstaff Area Donors:
Give blood. Get Pizza!
December donors receive a voucher for a free 10” cheese pizza, donated by Native Grill and Wings.

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All White Mountains Area Donors:
Hear the Sweet Sound of Saving Lives!
Donate blood Nov. 16 – Dec. 31 and you will receive a voucher for ONE ticket to a concert, courtesy of the White Mountain Symphony Orchestra.

McDonalds LogoAll Yuma and Tucson Area Donors:
Give Blood, Get Delighted!
Donate blood Nov. 16 – 30 and you will receive a voucher for an Egg White Delight McMuffin®, courtesy of McDonald’s®.

2014-STNY-LogoAll Prescott Area 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.

09-Promo-HeroinMe-LogoAll Donors:
Earn Hero in Me Rewards points when you donate. Rewards points can be used to get t-shirts, movie tickets, ice cream and more.  >Find out more

Cholesterol Testing:
Donated recently? We’ve performed a free total cholesterol test for you. About seven days after your donation, you can get your results! >Check it out!

Schedule your next appointment online,
or by calling 1-877-UBS-HERO (827-4376).

If you have been told previously by United Blood Services or another blood center
that you should never donate blood, please do not consider this message as an
invitation to donate. The Cape electronic newsletter is intended as an
informational resource for all friends of Arizona’s blood supply.