GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The mayor of Glendale is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday to help with the blood shortage.
This is the second year Mayor Jerry Weiers is putting on the community blood drive. Last year, just under 100 people donated blood, making it the largest blood drive in Glendale. This year, 116 people are already registered. January is typically when blood banks see the lowest donations but have the highest need.
"We have aligned it again to meet that need," said Kirsten Morgan with the City of Glendale.
The blood drive will be at the Glendale Civic Center from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
"We're doing a split shift in hopes that everybody who can come out will come out and be successful," said Morgan.
Those wanting to donate can just show up, but the City prefers people register online first. They can do so at bloodhero.com and use the sponsor code "Weiers." People 16 and older can participate. Along with helping save a life, donors will receive a day pass to the Waste Management Phoenix Open and a coupon for free Culver's ice cream. They will also be entered to win raffle prizes.