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United Blood Services to Host Blood Drive at The Orleans
Published on Thu, Jan 9, 2014 (11:25 a.m.)WHO: United Blood Services of Las Vegas
WHAT: Blood drive at The Orleans Hotel & Casino
WHY: Find the hero in you! Volunteer blood donors are needed in Las Vegas year-round. All donors will receive a voucher for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the French Market Buffet. The voucher is not valid during French Market Buffet’s Wednesday Steak, Shrimp and Scampi, Friday Seafood Buffet or Sunday Champagne Brunch.
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. 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.
UBS is always interested in creating partnerships for new blood drive sponsors in our community. To learn more about organizing a mobile blood drive, please call (702)304-6457.
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 17
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: The Orleans Hotel & Casino
Dauphine Banquet Room
4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
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.