Civil Air Patrol

Critical Need for Blood Donors

The American Red Cross reports that its blood reserves are at critical levels, with only a one-day supply. To encourage donations, until the end of July, donors will receive a $10 Amazon e-gift card from the Red Cross and be entered in a drawing to win gas for a year (a $5,000 value).

Arizona Wing’s Operation Pulse Lift is responding by adding an emergency blood donation center on Tuesday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Falcon Composite Squadron in Mesa. Visit and use sponsor code CAP to schedule an appointment to donate. If you are unable to participate in the Falcon blood drive, find a location and time convenient for you using that same website.

If you donate at a non-CAP-sponsored Red Cross site, email to have your donation count toward the Operation Pulse Lift total. Nearly 4,700 units of blood were donated at CAP-sponsored blood drives as of July 18, as this long-running COVID-19 mission aims to reach 5,000 units donated by September 30.

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