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United Blood Services Offers Donors Free Admission to Las Vegas 51s Games
Published on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 (2:34 p.m.)LAS VEGAS (June 14, 2013) – During the month of June, United Blood Services of Las Vegas (UBS) is offering blood donors free vouchers for two admissions to Las Vegas 51s home games. Vouchers will only be honored during games scheduled Sundays through Wednesdays. Donors supplying blood at any of the three Southern Nevada UBS locations and select mobile blood drives are eligible to receive the vouchers.
The Las Vegas 51s are the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. Based in Las Vegas, the team competes in the Pacific Coast League (PCL). Along with numerous division championships, the team won the PCL championship in 1986 and 1988. The team’s home games are currently held at Cashman Field, located at 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas.
“All of our blood donors give the gift of life through their contributions, and thanks to our community partners, we’re happy to be able to offer something in return,” said Danny Cervantes, regional donor recruitment director for UBS. “The generosity of the Las Vegas 51s gives us a wonderful opportunity to reward donors for their efforts this summer.”
UBS relies on local blood donations to make sure blood is available for those in need. The nonprofit organization aims to provide a safe and ample blood supply, while producing advanced cutting-edge research. UBS currently has a need for O negative and A negative blood.
To schedule an appointment or to donate blood, call 1-877-827-4376 or visit one of United Blood Services’ three Southern Nevada locations:
• 6930 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
• 601 Whitney Ranch Drive, Ste. 20, Henderson, NV
• 4950 W. Craig Road, Las Vegas, NV
About United Blood Services of Las Vegas
Founded in 1963, United Blood Services of Las Vegas, a nonprofit, 501 ©(3) organization, provides blood and blood products for local area 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 nonprofit 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.
About the Las Vegas 51s
Las Vegas 51s Baseball Team is the city’s longest running professional sport franchise. Playing its home games at Cashman Field, the 51s is currently in its 31st season in the Pacific Coast League. The team has been an affiliate of the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays and is currently the Triple-A Affiliate of the New York Mets. Billed as the best family entertainment option in the nation’s entertainment capital, the 51s are proud to offer tickets starting at $10, with promotions every weekend like firework shows, jersey and bobblehead giveaways. For more information, visit www.lv51.com or call 702-798-7825.
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