United Blood Services to Host Blood Drive at McCarran International Airport

United Blood Services relies on blood donations to make sure blood is available for anyone who needs it, and has an urgent need for O negative blood.WHO:             

United Blood Services of Las Vegas and Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

WHAT:          

Blood drive at McCarran International Airport

WHY:             

Find the hero in you! Volunteer blood donors are needed to join the battle to save lives. The men and women of the TSA are hosting a blood drive to collect 1,000 life-saving blood products at McCarran International Airport.

All donors at this blood drive will receive vouchers a buy one get one free admission to The Broadway Rat Pack at the Four Queens.

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 an urgent 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 now complete their health history questionnaire online on the same day of their donation by visiting www.unitedbloodservices.org/HealthHistory.html. 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:         

 Tuesday, Dec. 17
9:30am – 5:00pm       

WHERE:       

McCarran International Airport
Mezzanine Rooms 4 and 5
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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.