News Releases

January 25, 2012


SANTA ANA, Calif. - John Wayne Airport (JWA) will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on January 26, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked on the Lower (arrival) Level at the red curb outside of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal Administrative Offices, 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana. Donors may sign up in advance at Walk-ins are also welcome on the day of the drive.

"Donating blood is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who are in need. We hope that all passengers and airport employees will consider participating," said Airport Director Alan Murphy.

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Donated blood is used for emergencies, people with cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell anemia and other illnesses as well as for people who need regular blood transfusions to live. Despite the overwhelming need, only five percent of the eligible U.S. population donates blood in any given year. There is currently no substitute for the blood of healthy donors. One donation can help save up to three lives.

To learn more about the Red Cross, visit To make an appointment to donate, visit and type JohnWayneAirport in the Sponsor Code box. On the next page, select "John Wayne Airport" as the location and follow the scheduling instructions. To learn more about JWA, visit


About John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually, reaches 20 nonstop destinations in the United States and Canada and is served by 10 commercial passenger airlines. More information can be found at