Scottsdale Fashion Square Blood Drive Through October 9 by Admin Now through October 9, 2015 Scottsdale Fashion Square has partnered with United Blood Services to host a monthly blood donation drive. Individuals are able to donate blood three times per year. Blood Drive Dates: Friday, August 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, September 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, October 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to schedule your appointment. (Sponsor code: ScottsdaleFashion) If you have eligibility questions call (800)288-2199 x 5497 Some interesting facts about blood and blood donation: · More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada.· 43,000 pints: amount of donated blood used each day in the U.S. and Canada.· Someone needs blood every two seconds.· Only 37 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood – less than 10 percent do annually.· About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood.· One pint of blood can save up to three lives.· Healthy adults who are at least 17 years old, and at least 110 pounds may donate about a pint of blood—the most common form of donation—every 56 days, or every two months, depending on iron levels. Females receive 53 percent of blood transfusions and males receive 47 percent.· 94 percent of blood donors are registered voters.· Four main red blood cell types: A, B, AB and O. Each can be positive or negative for the Rh factor. AB is the universal recipient; O negative is the universal donor of red blood cells.· Dr. Karl Landsteiner first identified the major human blood groups – A, B, AB and O – in 1901. The bloodmobile will be located at the loading dock near the former Grand Lux Cafe restaurant, next to Anthropologie. Scottsdale fashion Square is located at 7014-590 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale. Visit www.fashionsquare.com for more information about the mall.