Friday, August 17, 2012

Donate Blood Statewide in Honor of AZ Civic Leader Bill Konopnicki

Arizona Locations Announced in Phoenix, Prescott, Safford Tucson, White Mountain and Yuma Areas

August 14, 2012 – Arizona Statewide – Long-time Arizona civic leader Bill Konopnicki is undergoing some serious health issues and is awaiting transplant surgery. Bill’s friends and supporters from throughout the state have joined United Blood Services to designate several blood donation locations throughout the state that are accepting donations in his honor. You can show your support for Bill, and other patients like him, by donating blood. While your donation may not go directly to Bill, you will know that your generous gift has provided a lifesaving transfusion for a patient in their time of need. To make an appointment to give blood in honor of Bill Konopnicki, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) toll free or visit (enter the Zip Code for the desired donation location – All Arizona locations listed below).

Bill Konopnicki is one of the strongest, most dedicated leaders in Arizona history. Through his eight years of service as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, his service as Stake President for the LDS Church and his role on the Safford Public Schools Governing Board, Mount Graham Regional Medical Center's Operating Board and in numerous other organizations, Bill has generously offered his leadership, expertise and business acumen to benefit the people of Arizona. His commitment to education and small business and his service to community, church and the State of Arizona have had a tremendously positive impact on Arizona and its citizens. Bill has been an Arizona resident since he was five years old, growing up in Yuma where his family owned and operated Stan’s Grocery and Laundry for more than 35 years. After graduating from Yuma’s Kofa High School, he received his BA and MA Degrees from Arizona State University and his Ed D from the University of Arizona. Bill currently resides in Safford, Arizona where he has lived for more than 35 years.

Desert Ridge Justice Court Judge Clancy Jayne is leading the effort with United Blood Services to ask residents statewide to donate blood as a tribute. “Arizonans giving blood in his honor extend a gesture of support and encouragement for Bill that also saves the lives of patients in hospitals across our great state,” emphasized Judge Jayne. “Donating blood is a wonderful tribute and it saves lives.”

Arizona Donation Locations in Honor of Bill Konopnicki
Appointments: Call 1-877-UBS-HERO or Visit (enter Donation Location Zip Code)
Maricopa County UBS Donor Centers: Tues – Thurs 10am-2pm & Fri – Sat 7am – 2pm

Chandler: 1989 W. Elliot Rd., #33 (Elliot & Dobson)

Glendale: 18583 N. 59th Ave., #113 (59th Ave. & Union Hills)

Goodyear: 14270 W. Indian School Rd., #C-8 (Indian School & Litchfield)

Mesa: 1337 S. Gilbert Rd., #101 (Gilbert & Hampton)

Phoenix: 5757 N. Black Canyon Hwy. (Bethany Home Rd. & I-17)

Scottsdale: 15170 N. Hayden Rd., #6 (Hayden & 83rd Pl.)
Prescott Area Blood Drives
Chino Valley
Sat, Sept 15, Chino Valley Elks #2842, 10am-2pm, 1021 W Butterfield Rd, Senior Center (86323)
Thu, Aug 23, Yavapai Regional Medical Ctr, 8am-1pm, 1003 Willow Creek Rd, Thumb Butte Room (86301)
Thu, Aug 23, Yavapai County Community Health Svs, 10am-2pm, 1090 Commerce Dr, Bloodmobile (86305)
Fri, Aug 24, Prescott Gateway Mall, 9am-2pm, 3250 Gateway Blvd, Comm Room (86303)
Tue, Sept 4, Northern Arizona VA Health Care, 9:30am-1:30pm, 500 Hwy 89 North, Theatre Bldg 15 (86313)
Fri, Sept 7, Batterman's Auction, 10am-2pm, 400 West Gurley St, Bloodmobile (86301)
Sat, Sept 8, Nyla D's Salon & Boutique, 10am-3pm, 144 N Montezuma, Bloodmobile (86301)
Prescott Valley
Thu, Sept 13, Town of Prescott Valley, 9am-1:30pm, 7401 E Civic Circle, The Crystal Room (86314)
Fri, Sept 14, Prescott Valley Charter School, 9am-1pm, 9500 Lorna Ln, Lunch Room (86314)
Safford Blood Drive
Tue, Aug 28, LDS Safford Arizona, 11am-7pm, 501 W Catalina Dr, LDS Safford Arizona - Cultural Hall (85546)
Tucson Area Blood Drives
Tue, Sept 11, MHC Healthcare, 1pm-5pm, 13395 N Marana Main St, Comm Rooms A&B (85653)
Tue, Aug 28, Intuit, 10am-2pm, 2800 E Commerce Center Pl, Bloodmobile (85706)
White Mountain Area Blood Drives
Wed, Sept 5, Mogollon High School, 8:30am-1pm, 3450 Mustang Ave, Multipurpose Room (85928)
Wed, Sept 12, Holbrook High School, 8:30am-1:30pm, 855 N 8th Ave, Gym Lobby (86025)
Joseph City
Mon, Aug 27, Joseph City High School, 1:30pm-6pm, 4629 E 2nd North, Wrestling Room (86032)
Thu, Sept 6, Blue Ridge High School, 9am-1pm, 1200 W White Mountain Blvd, East Campus Gym (85929)
Show Low
Mon, Sept 10, Show Low High School, 9am-2pm, 500 W Old Linden Rd, Band Room (85901)
Wed, Aug 22, Springerville - Eagar Community, 10:30am-2:30pm, 118 S Mountain Ave, Dining Room (85938)
Yuma Area Blood Drives
San Luis
Sat, Aug 25, San Luis Community, 9am-1pm, 800 E Juan Sanchez Blvd, Fernando Padilla Comm Ctr (85349)
Wed, Sept 12, Antelope Union High School, 2pm-6pm, 9168 S Ave 36th E, Cafeteria (85356)
Thu, Aug 23, City of Yuma, 10am-2pm, 1 City Plaza, City Hall Learning Ctr (85364)
Fri, Aug 24, Dillard's, 11am-3pm, 1461 Yuma Palms Pkwy, Yuma Palms Comm Room (85365)
Thu, Sept 13, Yuma Regional Medical Center, 1pm-5:30pm, 2400 S Ave A, Conf Rooms 1-3 (85364)
About United Blood Services
United Blood Services has been Arizona’s non-profit community blood provider since 1943 and serves patients in nearly 60 Arizona hospitals. The UBS network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Association of Blood Banks. For more information on how to Find the Hero in You, please call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) toll-free or visit

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