Civil Air Patrol

Operation Pulse Lift Supports the Red Cross

Give-BloodOperation Pulse Lift 2017, Arizona Wing’s Blood Donation Program, has begun and the Falcon Composite Squadron 305 has set up a donation site for Wednesday, 12 April 2017.  Please email Lt. Col. Bob Ditch to set up an appointment to donate blood. Times for appointments are in 15-minute intervals from 1300 through 1900 (last appointment is at 1900). To get a time that meets your schedule, don’t delay making an appointment. Walk-ins are not accepted as supplies and teams are right-sized for scheduled appointments.

Ditch encouraged other Arizona squadrons to work with the American Red Cross (ARC) to set up blood drives at their squadrons or nearby facilities. Besides being a great community and national service, it is a good way to get non-CAP members to CAP buildings and market the CAP while they are there.  Go to this link to request setting up a donation drive.

If you are interested, or are just interested in getting your squadron members to participate, without setting up a drive on your own, go to this link and look up where a drive in your area is being conducted. Donate, let Lt Col Ditch know of the donation, and your squadron will be credited with the donation as part of Operation Pulse Lift 2017.

For members who already donate through United Blood Services or ARC blood drives at work or school, those donations count toward the total goal for AZ Wing. Please provide info on these donations to Lt. Col. Ditch so they can help the Wing achieve its goal.

The AZ Wing goal this spring is 50 units of blood, with 100 units targeted for the year. “Let’s blow that goal out of the water and help save some lives,” says Ditch.

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