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Posted on: March 14, 2020

COVID19 News Releases and PSA's

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CORONAVIRUS Health Alert!

This page will include all News Releases and Public Service Announcements from our Graham County Health Department regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our valley.

EXECUTIVE ORDERS: From the office of Governor Doug Ducey


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Red Cross Blood Drive


Blood Information

Thanks to the many who gave blood and scheduled upcoming appointments, the American Red Cross has been able to meet immediate patient needs. During this uncertain time, we encourage individuals to keep scheduled blood donation appointments and to make new blood donation appointments for the weeks ahead to ensure a stable supply throughout this pandemic.

  • There remains an ongoing need for platelet donations due to their short, five-day shelf life.
  • In times of crisis, the Red Cross is fortunate to witness the best of humanity as people roll up a sleeve to help those in need. We greatly appreciate the generosity of the public.
  • There is no known end date in this fight against coronavirus and the Red Cross needs the help of blood and platelet donors and blood drive hosts to maintain a sufficient blood supply for weeks to come. It’s important to remember that blood is perishable and cannot be stockpiled.

Blood Collections

Thank you to our generous blood and platelet donors across Arizona who continually donate blood especially during this nationwide blood shortage. As of April 1, nearly 13,000 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled across the country due to coronavirus concerns, resulting in more than 375,000 fewer blood donations. We are asking all healthy donors to go online to redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Blood Drives within 50 miles of Safford for April-Jun 2020

  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    Thatcher High School
    601 N. 3rd Ave
    Thatcher, AZ 85552
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    Manor House Convention Center
    415 E US Hwy 70
    Safford, AZ 85546
    11:30 AM - 05:00 PM

  • Friday, June 5, 2020
    Safford High School
    1400 W. Bulldog Blvd.
    Safford, AZ 85546
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • Saturday, June 6, 2020
    All Saints Episcopal Church Safford
    210 W. Main St
    Safford, AZ 85546
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    Mt Graham Regional Medical Center
    1600 20th Avenue
    Safford, AZ 85546
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Mt Graham Regional Medical Center
    1600 20th Avenue
    Safford, AZ 85546
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM


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