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United Blood Services to Award 16 College Scholarships
Published on Fri, May 24, 2013 (5:02 p.m.)WHO: United Blood Services of Las Vegas
WHAT: 13th Annual Celebration of Life High School Awards and Scholarship Banquet
WHY: Approximately 8,250 units of blood were donated during the 2012-2013 school year by students in Clark County and neighboring school districts as part of the United Blood Services High School Blood Drive Program. That number accounts for 30 percent of all blood collected by United Blood Services’ mobile blood drives in Southern Nevada this school year.
Fifty high schools participated in more than 120 blood drives throughout the year. To thank these students for donating life-saving blood, United Blood Services will award 16 scholarships to local schools at the 13th Annual Celebration of Life Awards and Scholarship Banquet. Scholarships totaling $15,250 will be awarded based upon the total number of blood units collected at each high school during the blood drives.
Over the past five years, United Blood Services has awarded almost $67,000 to students to further their education through its annual high school banquet.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
4000 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
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.