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Yuma High and Vitalant partner to host Blood Drive

Yuma High School is bringing Vitalant to campus on Friday, Jan. 18, to host a blood drive to help rebuild the area blood supply after the busy holiday season.

Vitalant, formally known as United Blood Services, is coming to the YHS campus with the purpose to help people realize their life-transforming potential through the selfless act of donating blood.

“Inventories are extremely low, and projections for the next two weeks do not indicate we will recover as quickly as needed,” a Vitalant spokesperson said. That message is being pushed throughout blood drives in the area to see that projected blood collections are met.

The event is open to the public and will take place in the Old Gym at Yuma High School with appointments available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please register online at

Filling the blood schedule is one goal that Vitalant, and YHS would like to meet. “Patient’s lives truly depend upon the success of these drives, and EVERY donor makes a difference.” Patients from all walks of life benefit from the donations that are received. Whether the beneficiaries are sick with cancer, have endured trauma, or suffer from a chronic illness the blood goes to help saving lives.