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

Published on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 (10:37 a.m.)

WHO: United Blood Services of Las Vegas

WHAT: Blood drive at Sam’s Town Hotel and 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 vouchers to the Firelight Buffet.

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 all blood types, especially O negative. 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.

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 702-612-8557.

WHEN: Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday

WHERE: Sam’s Town Casino and Gambling Hall
Red Rock Room
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122

MEDIA: Contact Hannahmae Dela Cruz at 702-433-4331 or 267-283-7513 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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