The Joe Foss American Legion Post 97 is hosting a "Vitalant Neighborhood Blood Drive" event Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the San Tan Valley Veteran Center located at 5764 E. Hunt Hwy in San Tan Valley, Arizona.

As Arizona deals with a blood donor shortage due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, Joe Foss American Legion Post 97 and Vitalant are working together to collect more blood.

Many blood drives have been cancelled, so your individual donations matter now more than ever. We are testing all donors for COVID-19 antibodies. Healthy individuals are needed to help patients counting on lifesaving blood throughout this pandemic.

Vitalant is the sole blood provider for Banner Ironwood, Banner Casa Grande and every hospital in Maricopa County including the VA hospital in Phoenix.

Donating is a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood. Vitalant have implemented additional precautions to ensure safety of our donors and staff.

Donor Reminders: Wear mask/bandana, drink extra water, eat a meal prior to donating, bring ID, invite another lifesaver to the blood drive and check your antibody status in your donor portal in 2-3 weeks.

Donors must set up advance appointments at www.BloodHero.com, use sponsor code: Post97 or call 1-877-25-Vital to schedule your appointment.

All Blood Donations are Tested for COVID-19 Antibodies.

More information at https://stv-veteranscenter.com/ or https://stvlegion.com/