National Blood Donor Month

Give a little. Make a big difference. January 2014

In support of National Blood Donor Month, University of Phoenix is partnering with the American Red Cross to aid in collecting much-needed blood. Donations tend to drop in January, but with your help, we can change that. Find a campus location near you that’s hosting a blood drive January 13–17.

If you’re in an area where a University of Phoenix campus is not hosting a blood drive, you can still help by visiting a local American Red Cross or another blood donation facility and donating. Remember to log your donation afterward by visiting

Everyone gives for different reasons, but the end results are the same: a good feeling and saved lives. University of Phoenix is proud to support National Blood Donor Month. Be inspired as you read about why a staff member, faculty member and alum give blood.

2 seconds:

how often someone in the U.S needs a blood transfusion

5 million:

the number of people in the U.S. who need blood each year

3 people:

the number of lives a single donation can save

12 minutes:

the amount of time it takes for the actual blood donation

(Photo) Brandon Powell

“I first gave blood in high school after learning about real life-saving opportunities. Also, because of my rare yet universal blood type, I feel compelled to give blood twice a year. The process is easy, and it is a great benefit to the community. You may not know the recipient of your donation, but knowing that you may have saved someone's life is worth it all.”

- Brandon Powell
senior web designer

(Photo) Edward Foxworth III

“I believe in giving back. While there are many worthy nonprofit organizations to support, giving the ‘gift of life’ means someone else will receive blood at a time when they are most in need. I donate blood to the American Red Cross in a compassionate effort to provide hope to those whose life depends on it.”

- Edward Foxworth III
MBA graduate 2004

(Photo) Marie Fagan

“The surgeon wanted me to have two to three units prior to surgery as I was bleeding internally. Post-surgery, I also had another three units of blood. I have the second rarest blood type, B negative, so the blood bank did not have my blood type readily available. I had to wait for several hours for the staff to get it from another hospital. Since then, I have been a regular blood donor.”

- Marie Fagan
faculty member

Reference: American Red Cross, Blood Facts and Statistics:

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January 14, 2014

Southern Arizona Campus
300 S. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
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January 16, 2014

Phoenix Main Campus
1625 W. Fountainhead Pkwy.
Tempe, AZ 85282
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January 13, 2014

Livermore Learning Center
2481 Constitution Dr.
Livermore, CA 94551
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January 14, 2014

South Coast Learning Center
3150 Bristol St.
Suite 100
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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January 14, 2014

Bay Area Campus
3590 N. First St.
San Jose, CA 95134
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January 16, 2014

La Palma Learning Center
6 Centerpointe Dr.
La Palma, CA 90623
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January 13, 2014

Detroit Main Campus
26261 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
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January 16, 2014

Charlotte Campus
3800 Arco Corporate Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28273
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