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Red Cross holding blood drive in Anthem on Sept. 13


ANTHEM – During National Preparedness Month in September, the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a readily available blood supply for emergencies.

The Anthem blood drive is scheduled for Sept. 13, 12:30-6:30 p.m., at the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way.

Whether blood is needed for a chronic condition such as sickle cell disease, a routine surgery, a traumatic accident or a large-scale emergency, it’s the blood already on the shelves that helps save lives. Donors of all blood types are needed.

 All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1(800)  RED CROSS. Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at to help reduce wait times.