blood supplies

Arizona patients require more transfusions in January than during any other month of the year.

January blood donations will help replenish supplies following the winter holiday season — the hardest time of the year to meet patient transfusion needs. 

To make a donation, visit (enter city or ZIP code) or call 1-877-25-VITAL (1-877-258-4825).

Donors who give through Jan. 10 will earn a voucher for a one-day entry to the Feb. 7 to Feb. 13 Waste Management Phoenix Open, courtesy of The Thunderbirds.

From Jan. 11 to Jan. 31, donors will receive a voucher for a complimentary admission to the Feb. 5 to April 3 Arizona Renaissance Festival.

Public blood drives this month include:

• 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 23, at Daisy Blue and Pretty Please, 4532 E. Lone Mountain Road, Cave Creek

• 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 30, St.

Gabriel the Archangel, 32648 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek