Sun City Mesquite is partnering with United Blood Services of Las Vegas (UBS) to help our local blood supply this summer by hosting a community blood drive on Monday August 27th from 8am – 11am in the Pioneer Center. There is NO Labor Day Holiday blood drive this year, so non-residents are welcome to donate at Sun City Mesquite, as well.
“As Southern Nevada’s community blood provider, we depend on the support of our local businesses and organizations.” said Danny Cervantes, Regional Donor Recruitment Director for UBS. Sun City Mesquite has hosted 2 drives a year since 2009 and collected over 200 units for our patients!
To schedule an appointment for this drive, log onto www.UnitedBloodSerivces.org and use sponsor code: suncitymesq or contact Deborah Demos at Sun City Mesquite: 346-6005. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be honored first.
UBS relies on local blood donations to make sure blood is available for those in need. The nonprofit organization aims to provide a safe and ample blood supply, while producing advanced cutting-edge research. Currently, UBS has a critical need for type O negative blood, which is the universal donor and can be given to all other blood types.
About United Blood Services of Las Vegas
Founded in 1963, United Blood Services of Las Vegas, a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization, provides blood and blood products for local area 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 nonprofit 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.