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List of blood drives happening around Las Vegas Valley

List of blood drives happening around Las Vegas Valley

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Sep 3, 2014

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects as many as 100,000 people in the U.S.

Since blood from donors of the same ethnic background as the recipient is less likely to cause complications, the Red Cross must maintain a diverse blood supply. This is particularly important for patients like those with sickle cell disease who may require regular blood transfusions.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

Henderson

Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Art Institute of Las Vegas, 2350 Corporate Circle
Sept. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Mercedes of Henderson, 925 Auto Show Drive

Las Vegas

Sept. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Whitney Library, 5175 East Tropicana Avenue
Sept. 12 from 2-7 p.m. | Islamic Society of Nevada, 4730 East Desert Inn Road
Sept. 16 from 4-7 p.m. | Saint Clair Apartments, 5450 South Ft. Apache Road
Sept. 27 from 12-3:30 p.m. | Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane, Suite 10
Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Sears Holdings (Kmart #3719), 4500 North Rancho Drive

Laughlin

Sept. 29 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. | Laughlin Library, 2840 Needles Highway

Mesquite

Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Mesquite Recreation Center, 100 West Old Mill Road
Sept. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Mesquite Library, 121 W First North Street

North Las Vegas

Sept. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | North Vista Hospital, 1409 East Lake Mead Boulevard
Sept. 23 from 4-8 p.m. | ITT Technical Institute, 3825 West Cheyenne Avenue, #600

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Krista Hostetler is the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.