Donate blood Feb. 12 at Vitalant bloodmobile in City Hall parking lot

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The City of Apache Junction will hold its next blood drive 6:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. 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, according to a release.

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

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 Feb, 12 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 questions or to schedule at appointment, call 877-258-4825.

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