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United Blood Service has critical need for O negative blood

United Blood Service has critical need for O negative blood

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jun 28, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The United Blood Services is offering a special incentive to anyone who donates O negative blood.

All donors supplying blood at any of the three UBS locations in Southern Nevada between July 1 and 7 will receive a voucher for one 16-ounce cup of frozen yogurt from U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt and a patriotic T-shirt.

UBS will also offer addition incentives to O negative donors through its Hero Rewards program, which offers points for blood donations that can be accumulated and exchanged for prizes ranging from movie tickets to gift certificates.

All O negative donors will receive an additional 600 points.

Although blood is need all year, the UBS says that there is a critical need for O negative blood this summer. O negative blood is the universal blood type and can be transfused to patients with different blood types.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-827-4376.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.