United Blood Services of Las Vegas (UBS)
Blood drive at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Find the hero in you! Volunteer blood donors are needed in Las Vegas year-round. 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 is teaming up with Speedway Children’s Charities for this special event to help the community. In addition to collecting blood donations, UBS and Speedway Children’s Charities are also accepting toy donations to benefit children in need.
All blood donors at this drive will receive one free admission to the Smith’s 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race on Sept. 28. Blood donors will also be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the 2014 NASCAR Weekend and several driving experience packages from Exotics Racing. Additional prizes to be awarded to blood donors include:
- One buy-one-get-one free coupon for Fright Dome at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. Coupons are valid from Oct. 3 to 6.
- A $10 Wal-Mart gift card
- 1,000 Hero Rewards Points, which can be exchanged for prizes through the UBS Online Rewards store
- A UBS T-shirt
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.
Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Infield Media Center
7000 N. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89115
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.