Civil Air Patrol

Blood Donations Reach 286 Units

As of June 17, when the eighth Arizona Wing-sponsored blood drive was held, a total of 286 units of blood have been collected. The wing’s COVID-19 mission to support the American Red Cross with emergency blood donation centers began in mid-April. The goal is to reach 500 units by the time the mission is slated to end on August 31.

Drives have been held at the Falcon Composite Squadron in Mesa and at the 388th Composite Squadron in Glendale.

Additional drives are scheduled at Eloy Jr. High School (Eloy Composite Squadron) on July 1, Cochise Composite Squadron in Sierra Vista on July 7, at Falcon Squadron on July 28, and the 388th on July 30. Visit the Red Cross website to make an appointment to donate.

Arizona Wing members are encouraged to donate blood at any Red Cross or Vitalant location that is convenient. Notify Incident Commander Lt. Col. Bob Ditch (rditch@cap.gov) of your donation so it can be added to the total number of units donated through CAP.

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