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REI Boca Park to Host Blood Drive with United Blood Services
Published on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 (2:07 p.m.)WHO: United Blood Services of Las Vegas (UBS)
WHAT: Blood drive at REI Boca Park
WHY: Find the hero in you and give blood at REI Boca Park! Volunteer blood donors are needed in Las Vegas year-round. All donors at this blood drive will receive a buy-on-get-one-free coupon for admission to Fright Dome at The Adventuredome Theme Park at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. Fright Dome coupons are valid for entry on Oct. 3 through Oct. 6.
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 A negative and 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. Donors can also visit www.unitedbloodservices.org/HealthHistory.html to complete an online health history questionnaire prior to visiting any UBS blood drive. This questionnaire often saves time for donors, as it provides UBS with valuable information that is typically gathered during the in-person interview process at mobile blood drives and donation centers. The questionnaire must be completed on the same day as the blood donation.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: REI Boca Park
710 S. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV, 89145
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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