Blood drive helps prepare Las Vegas for summer
Locals helped with a growing need for blood donations in the Valley.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Locals helped with a growing need for blood donations in the Valley.
United Blood Services is hosting a Memorial Day Weekend blood drive on Sunday and Monday.
It's being held at the Cannery Casino & Hotel.
All donors ages 21 and older at this blood drive will receive two free vouchers for the Cannery Row Buffet.
Community members are encouraged to help boost blood bank supplies before summer sets in.
"The summer months are tremendously difficult for our patients and our community blood supply, so the Cannery is very generous and they give us two days at the start of the summer and we'll collect about 300 units in these two days, to get our community prepared for the summer months ahead," explained Julie Lindsay with UBS.
UBS currently has a need for O Negative and A Negative blood types.
The blood drive will continue on Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.