Thatcher Stake Center to host local blood drive

Red Cross staff member Nylah White prepares to collect a blood donation from Linda Kienstra at a 2019 drive at the Anheuser-Busch Tour Center. - Contributed Photo/American Red Cross

THATCHER — The American Red Cross announced a local blood donation opportunity to start February in the Gila Valley.

Volunteers will able to donate blood at the Thatcher Stake Center on Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Donors can complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online at or download the app.

Winter months usually see fewer donations but the ongoing pandemic has significantly reduced the already low number of donations. To incentivize giving, anyone who donates in February will receive a $5 Amazon gift card via e-mail.