Blood drives in Safford, Thatcher

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SAFFORD — Gila Valley residents have plenty of chances to help keep supplies full over the next few weeks, and First United Methodist Church is incentivizing a giving spirit.

All the donors at the drive June 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will receive a $5 Merchant eGift Card and be entered into the “Rock n’ Roll Your Sleeves Up” sweepstakes to win an all-expenses paid three-day trip for two to Graceland, a VIP stay on the property with a personal tour, a $500 eGift Card and a custom Gibson guitar.

The church’s goal is 42 pints. Go to the First United Methodist Church website or Facebook page to use the QR code to register. 

Other opportunities to donate blood through June include:

● June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Arizona College

● June 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., GFWC Women’s Club of Safford

● June 15, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center

● June 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., DRG Technologies in Safford

● June 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church

Pre-registration is not required but is strongly recommended due to increased demand to donate. To pre-register, go to