Sunsplash thanks July 8-31 MAX Donors

Sunsplash waterpark would like to thank you for giving a MAX donation with a voucher for a FREE all-day admission!! 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. 

Thousands of volunteers blood drive coordinators partner with us to ensure a safe blood supply is available for patients who need it. 


Are you ever curious about what makes the trillions of cells coursing through your veins so vital to everyday life? Learn more.