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Press Release

United Blood Services to Host Blood Drive at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

Published on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (1:53 p.m.)

WHO: United Blood Services of Las Vegas

WHAT: Blood drive at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

WHY: Find the hero in you! Volunteer blood donors are needed in Las Vegas year-round. All donors at this blood drive will receive two free coupons to the Firelight Buffet. Blood donors will also receive a special summer blood donor-themed T-shirt courtesy of United Blood Services.

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 blood. O negative is the universal blood type and the only type that can be transfused to patients with different blood types.

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment and can do so by calling 877-827-4376 or by visiting www.unitedbloodservices.org/LV.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, July 12-13
7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
Ponderosa Room
5111 Boulder Hwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89122


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.

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