Rubio's thanks April MAX Donors
“Maximize Your Impact” at any Arizona Vitalant donor center in March and earn a voucher for a free taco, courtesy of Rubio’s! MAX donors help Vitalant better meet the daily needs of Arizona hospital patients by giving the automated donation procedure that is most needed based on their blood type and physical attributes. To make a donation appointment, call 877-25-VITAL or visit our center locations page.
Blood donors help people like Amanda, who is alive today because of 112 red blood cell, platelet and plasma transfusions. Amanda was diagnosed with a rare genetic liver condition known as Wilson’s Disease when she was a senior at Desert Mountain High School. When her liver completely shut down, doctors saved her life with an immediate transplant and blood transfusions. “Blood donors gave me the gift of life,” Amanda said. “Their generosity will always be a part of who I am. As a matter of fact, they inspired me to become a nurse.” Thanks to the gift of life, Amanda and her husband, Marc, were able to start a family.
About MAX Donations . . . Most automated donations take a smaller blood volume from the donor than whole blood donations, but make a bigger impact by providing increased quantities of the component needed most by hospital patients. Regular whole blood donations provide a mixture of red cells, plasma and platelets. Automated MAX donations enable Vitalant to isolate and collect an increased quantity of one of those components, since the remaining components are returned to the donor. Because of the specialized equipment required, MAX donations can only be given at one of our six Valley donor centers.
“Rubio’s is passionate about supporting the communities in which we operate,” said Ralph Rubio, founder of Rubio’s. “We are honored to partner with Vitalant and for the opportunity to thank donors who are helping save lives.”