Phoenix Symphony invites you to Hear the Sweet Sound of Saving Lives

Vitalant donors will “Hear the Sweet Sound of Saving Lives” when they give blood in November compliments of The Phoenix Symphony! In appreciation for saving lives donors will receive a voucher for one ticket to a Phoenix Symphony performance.

  • Blood donors who make a MAX donation at a donor center all month long with enjoy this great "thank you" gift.
  • Those who give Nov. 16 – 30 at any donor center or blood drive across the Valley will receive a ticket voucher. 
Being the longest extended holiday weekend of the year, the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most difficult times to ensure Arizona patients have an ample supply of lifesaving blood transfusions.  To make a blood donation appointment, call 877-258-4825 (877-25-VITAL) or visit and enter your city or zip code.

The Phoenix Symphony’s partnership with Vitalant was inspired when their late maestro, Hermann Michael, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a disease that affected his body’s ability to produce blood cells.  Doctors treated him with chemotherapy and blood transfusions every few days.  Maestro Michael was grateful that blood was there for him when he needed it and shared his story with the public to inspire increased donations.  “This disease strikes only one person in three million,” he told The Arizona Republic when he was diagnosed in 1999.  “See how special I am?”  Although the maestro succumbed to his blood disease six years later, The Phoenix Symphony’s annual tradition of saving lives every Thanksgiving holiday continues.
Since the Thanksgiving partnership was established with The Phoenix Symphony in 2002, the annual campaign has grown to become one of Vitalant’s most popular and has inspired more than 72,000 people to donate blood.  “As we celebrate our health and well-being with family, it is important to remember that patients are relying on a plentiful blood supply so that they can celebrate another holiday with their families as well,” said Sid Lewis, Senior Director of Donor Recruitment for Vitalant’s Southwest Division.

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.