Civil Air Patrol taking blood donations to the air

Posted at 5:37 AM, Aug 11, 2017
It is a constant crisis in our state that never seems to see a break.
The American Red Cross is always asking for your help for blood donations.
If you are looking for a place to go, the Civil Air Patrol is hosting a blood drive Friday at Falcon Field from 1 p.m.  until 7 p.m.
Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are appreciated. You may email Bob Ditch who is the Commander of CAP Squadron 305 at
The Civil Air Patrol is made up of men and women volunteers who are ready to act at a moment's notice when there is a national disaster.
In fact, this organization were tasked with flying following the terrorist attack in New York on September 11, 2001, to capture photos of Ground Zero for FEMA
This blood drive is the second of a three part event entitled Operation Pulse Lift
"Our specific model here at Falcon Field is 'Sepra Fidelis' - or always agile," explained CAP Squadron 305 Commander Bob Ditch. "And part of that agility is to be able to support our nation's needs where it happens to be and wherever it happens to be needed."
Some of the pilots with CAP also participate in Flights for Life with United Blood Services and volunteer their time, aircraft and fuel to fly blood to places like Flagstaff, Show Low or Yuma.
If you could not attend, the final blood drive with CAP will be on December 2.
The American Red Cross is also hosting a blood drive on September 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Camelback Golf Club at 7847 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ.