United Blood Services to Award 16 College Scholarships to Area High Schools

United Blood Services has awarded approximately $75,000 to students to further their education through its annual high school banquet in the past five yearsWHO:             

United Blood Services of Las Vegas

WHAT:          

14th Annual Celebration of Life High School Awards and Scholarship Banquet

WHY:             

Approximately 5,600 units of blood were donated during the 2013-2014 school year by students in Clark County and neighboring school districts as part of the United Blood Services High School Blood Drive Program. That number accounts for 25 percent of all blood collected by United Blood Services’ mobile blood drives in Southern Nevada this school year.

60 high schools participated in more than 100 blood drives throughout the year. To thank these students for donating life-saving blood, United Blood Services will award 16 scholarships to local schools at the 14th Annual Celebration of Life Awards and Scholarship Banquet. Scholarships totaling $15,250 will be awarded based upon the total number of blood units collected at each high school during the blood drives.

Over the past five years, United Blood Services has awarded approximately $75,000 to students to further their education through its annual high school banquet.

WHEN:          

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:       

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
Arizona Ballroom
4000 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Map

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.