There is still time to sign up for blood drives in Thatcher and Safford

Staff Reports

GRAHAM COUNTY – There is still time to sign up to donate blood for upcoming American Red Cross (ARC) blood drives in the Gila Valley in November, including the largest ARC blood drive in Arizona at Eastern Arizona College. 

EAC Blood Drive

Where: Gherald L. Hoopes Activities Center 615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher 

When: Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

VFW Blood Drive

Where: VFW Post 10385 3481 W. 8th St., Thatcher

When: Monday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Click here to make an appointment

Manor House Blood Drive

Where: Manor House Convention Center 415 E. U.S. Highway 70, Safford 

When: Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Click here to make an appointment

As we approach the holiday season, we experience a critical need for collections. Please consider donating and helping us keep our shelves full – After all illness and injury don’t take holidays and we can’t save lives without you! Eighty percent of what we collect comes from community drives like this one, and most blood does stay right here to address local needs – You could be saving the lives of people you know and love and not even know it!

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App StoreGoogle Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of your mini-physical and track your donations. Or visit and enter EAC or call 1-800-Red Cross to schedule an appointment.