Donate blood April 11 at Apache Junction City Hall

The City of Apache Junction will hold a blood drive 6:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11. The Vitalant bloodmobile will be in the City Hall parking lot, 300 E. Superstition Blvd.

Donors are reminded to bring a photo identification and encouraged to drink plenty of water and eat a light meal prior to donating.

Donating blood deeply impacts lives; be a hero by donating and sharing the information. There is a great need for type O blood, according to a release.

To schedule a donation time, go to bloodhero.com (sponsor code CityofAJ). Select “Locate a blood drive,” search by sponsor and type in “City of Apache Junction.” Select “City of Apache Junction Bloodmobile in the parking lot” for April 11 and choose a time.

While the appointment can take up to 50 minutes, actual donation time is approximately five to 10 minutes. Potential donors will be asked a series of questions to determine their eligibility to participate. For eligibility questions, call 800-827-4376.

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