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United Blood Services to Host Memorial Day Weekend Blood Drive at Cannery Casino & Hotel
Published on Thu, May 23, 2013 (4:24 p.m.)WHO: United Blood Services of Las Vegas
WHAT: Blood drive at the Cannery Casino & Hotel
WHY: Find the hero in you this Memorial Day Weekend! The holiday weekend marks the unofficial start of summer which is traditionally a time of great need for United Blood Services. Community members are encouraged to help boost blood bank supplies before the busy summer travel season begins.
In order to keep up with demand, United Blood Services needs to attract 200 blood donors during each day of the Cannery Casino & Hotel blood drive. All donors ages 21 and older at this blood drive will receive two free vouchers for the Cannery Row Buffet.
As Southern Nevada’s community blood provider, United Blood Services relies on blood donations to make sure blood is available for anyone who needs it. UBS currently has a need for O negative and A negative blood.
Donors are encouraged to make an appointment and can do so by calling 877-827-4376 or by visiting www.unitedbloodservices.org/LV.
WHEN: Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27, 2013
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Cannery Casino & Hotel
2121 E. Craig Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
MEDIA: Contact Amanda Arentsen at (702) 433-4331 or (702) 278-6044 for more information.
About United Blood Services of Las Vegas
Founded in 1963, United Blood Services of Las Vegas, a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, provides blood and blood products for hospitals in Southern Nevada, California and Northern Arizona. Its programs exist to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting-edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement. The United Blood Services 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. Nationally, United Blood Services serves more than 500 hospitals in 18 states, contributing to more than 25 million people. For more information, visit www.unitedbloodservices.org.