Civil Air Patrol

Final Blood Drive of 2019 Scheduled for December 7

The last Arizona Wing blood drive for the year is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Falcon Composite Squadron building in Mesa from 08:00-14:00. 

So far this year, Arizona Wing members have contributed more than 100 units and in the last two years, the total is over 250 units. According to Maj. Lawrence Schappa, MD, CAP, who coordinates the annual blood collection effort, “The American Red Cross is grateful for our annual support and looks forward to continuing this effort.

“So far we have filled 23% of the available appointment times so there are still plenty of times to choose from,” Schappa added.

Sign up by going to:  and using the Sponsor Code: CAP to find the event and select a convenient time. Walk-ins are accepted but Schappa says, “with an appointment, things run faster for you and those staffing.” In addition to a regular blood (1 unit) donation, slots for Power Red donations (which count as two units) will be offered.

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