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February 28, 2024
Vitalant Media Contact
Mike Doria


All Blood Types in Urgent Need, Especially the “O”
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Mar. 1, 2024) – Every two seconds, someone needs blood. This could be the person in a severe car crash, rushed to the hospital. It could be a child or adult with cancer and fighting for survival. It could even be someone born with a blood disorder, making regular transfusions vital to stay healthy. It might even be you, one day, a friend, close relative, or other loved one in your life in need of blood. Whoever it is, your donation helps save and improve a life.  
Southern Nevada has continued to see fewer donors since the pandemic. Fewer businesses are available to hold blood drives, as well. While our community continues to rebound, Vitalant encourages anyone eligible to donate. All blood types remain in urgent need, with emphasis on the O bloody types. O-positive is the most common type compatible with other positive blood types. O-negative is universal and able to help anyone with any blood type. Since Type O blood is most frequently transfused, it is often in greater need.

With March being Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, this is a reminder that regular donations also support patients who have inherited disorders that prevent the blood from clotting properly. Von Willebrand disease is the most common bleeding disorder in the U.S., affecting approximately 3 million people. And, regarding hemophilia, 400 babies are born with the disorder each year. As added incentive, all who donate with Vitalant between March 3-16 will receive an email to claim free solar eclipse glasses and an exclusive T-shirt (while supplies last), to celebrate the April solar eclipse.  Also, from March 3 – 31, donors will automatically be entered to win one of four (4) $5,000 gift card as part of the Celestial Giveaway promotion.  Later in the month, anyone who donates March 29 – 31 will receive an “egg-straordinary” gift, a $20 gift card of choice when they opt-in to Donor Rewards.
Vitalant Blood Donation Appointments: www.vitalant.org or 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825)
Henderson – Green Valley: 601 Whitney Ranch Dr., Bldg. D Ste 20
Las Vegas – Northwest: 4950 W Craig Rd
Las Vegas – West Charleston: 6930 W Charleston Blvd
Boulder City
Wed, Mar 13, 2pm-6pm, Boulder City Community,700 Wyoming St, Elaine K. Smith Bldg
Wed, Mar 20, 10am-2pm, Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd, Community Rm
Wed, Mar 6, 3pm-7:30pm, Amazon Henderson,12300 Bermuda Rd, Bloodmobile
Sat, Mar 9, 9am-1pm, Inspirada, 2000 Via Firenze, Bloodmobile
Sun, Mar 10, 7am-2:30pm, St. Thomas More Catholic Community, 130 N Pecos Rd, Community Center Main Hall
Wed, Mar 13, 8am-12pm, Markel Insurance Group, 120 Green Valley Pkwy Ste 300, Bloodmobile
Tue, Mar 19, 7:30am-1:30pm, Sun City Anthem, 2450 Hampton Rd, SCA Concord Rm
Wed, Mar 20, 7:30am-1:30pm, Sun City Anthem, 2450 Hampton Rd, Concord Rm
Fri, Mar 22, 10am-2pm, Trish Nash Team, 1170 E Sunset Rd Ste 200, Training Rm
Sat, Mar 23,10am-2pm, Pure Nutrition,1450 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Bloodmobile
Sun, Mar 24, 10am-2pm, Midbar Kodesh Temple, 1940 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Bloodmobile
Tue, Mar 26, 10am-2pm, College of Southern Nevada Hend Campus, 700 College Dr, Multi Cultural Center #121
Las Vegas
Fri, Mar 1, 11am-3pm, Windmill Library, 7060 Windmill Ln, Meeting Rm
Sat, Mar 2, 8am-12pm, Latter-day Saints Sunrise Stake, 1825 North Hollywood Blvd, Cultural Hall
Sat, Mar 2, 11am-2:30pm, RideNow, 3800 N Rancho Dr, Bloodmobile
Sun, Mar 3, 8:30am-1:30pm, Christ The King Catholic Church, 4925 S Torrey Pines Dr, Bloodmobile
Sun, Mar 3, 9am-1pm, St. Viator Catholic Community, 2461 E Flamingo Rd, Bloodmobile
Mon, Mar 4, 6pm-9pm, Redrock YSA Ward, 10550 Alta Dr, Cultural Hall
Tue, Mar 5, 11am-3pm, Tivoli Village, 400 S Rampart Blvd, Bloodmobile
Thu, Mar 7, 1pm-4:30pm, Marriott's Grand Chateau, 75 E Harmon Ave, Training Rm
Sat, Mar 9, 10:30am-2:30pm, Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave, Bloodmobile
Mon, Mar 11, 6pm-9pm, Las Vegas Single Adults Ward - MSA, 6601 W Twain Ave, Cultural Hall
Tue, Mar 12, 8am-12pm, Dept of Motor Vehicles Flamingo, 8250 W Flamingo Rd, Bloodmobile
Tue, Mar 12, 9am-1pm, Hughes Center, 3800 Howard Hughes Pkwy, The Lounge
Wed, Mar 13, 11am-3pm, Dignity Health-San Martin Campus, 8280 W Warm Springs Rd, Aljian Meeting Center
Thu, Mar 14, 10am-2pm, Realty One Group, 10750 W Charleston Blvd, Bloodmobile
Thu, Mar 14, 8:30am-12:30pm, Silver State Schools Credit Union Trade Center, 630 Trade Center Dr, Bloodmobile
Thu, Mar 14, 9am-1pm, LVMPD-EAC, 6975 W Windmill Ln, Bloodmobile
Sat, Mar 16, 9am-1pm, Durango Hills YMCA, 3521 N Durango Dr, Bloodmobile
Sat, Mar 16, 11am-3pm, Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N Buffalo Dr, Bloodmobile
Sun, Mar 17, 8am-12pm, Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, 8425 W Windmill Ln, Fellowship Hall
Sun, Mar 17, 8:30am-1:30pm, St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 6350 N Fort Apache Rd, Banquet Rm 215 North Hall
Wed, Mar 20, 10am-2pm, University Medical Center LV, 1800 W Charleston Blvd, Bloodmobile
Wed, Mar 20, 10am-2pm, Northwest Career College, 7398 Smoke Ranch Rd, Bloodmobile
Wed, Mar 20, 8am-1pm, Soaren Management, 8235 S Eastern Ave, Bloodmobile
Thu, Mar 21, 9am-1pm, Southern Nevada Health District, 280 S Decatur Blvd, Red Rock Conf Rm
Thu, Mar 21, 12:30pm-4:30pm, Western High School, 4601 West Bonanza Rd, Bloodmobile
Thu, Mar 21, 10am-2pm, College of Southern Nevada Charleston, 6375 W Charleston Blvd, Bldg B Lobby
Sat, Mar 23, 11am-3pm, Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Dr, Bloodmobile
Sun, Mar 24, 8:30am-12:30pm, Community Lutheran Church, 3720 East Tropicana Ave, Fellowship Hall
Wed, Mar 27, 11am-3pm, Optum Care Las Vegas, 4475 S Eastern Ave, Bloodmobile
Wed, Mar 27, 2:30pm-6:30pm, Smith's Food and Drug Store 332, 7130 N Durango Dr, Bloodmobile
Thu, Mar 28, 8am-1pm, Sunrise Mountain High School, 2575 N  Los Feliz St, Auxiliary Gym
Thu, Mar 28, 2pm-6pm, Skye Canyon Community Association, 10111 W Skye Canyon Park Dr, Bloodmobile
Fri, Mar 29, 4pm-8pm, Jade, 1130 E Desert Inn Rd, Bloodmobile
Fri, Mar 29, 11am-3pm, Horizon Specialty Hospital of Henderson, 8550 S Eastern Ave, Bloodmobile
Sat, Mar 30, 4pm-8pm, Jade, 6050 Sky Pointe Dr Ste 150, Bloodmobile
Sat, Mar 30, 8am-5pm, JW Marriott Las Vegas & Rampart Casino, 221 N Rampart Blvd, Grand Ballroom
Sun, Mar 31, 8am-5pm, JW Marriott Las Vegas & Rampart Casino, 221 N Rampart Blvd, Grand Ballroom
North Las Vegas
Wed, Mar 13, 10am-2pm, Aliante Library, 2400 W Deer Springs Way, Bloodmobile
Wed, Mar 27, 2:30pm-6:30pm, Amazon Corporate Center N Las Vegas, 3837 Bay Lake Trail, Training Rm Area 51
Fri, Mar 8, 4pm-8pm, Pahrump Guns & Hoses, 300 North Highway 160, PVFD Training Rm
Thu, Mar 14, 9am-3pm, Pahrump Nugget, 681 S Highway 160, Banquet Rm
Mon, Mar 18, 11am-3:30pm, Pahrump Community Library, 701 East St, Meetin
Southern Nevada
Wed, Mar 13, 2:30pm-6:30pm, Alamo Community @ Pahranagat Valley High School, 151 S Main St, Multipurpose Rm
Thu, Mar 14, 2:30pm-6:30pm, Caliente Community, 1100 Front St, Cultural Hall
Fri, Mar 15, 9:30am-5:30pm, Ely Community, 950 Avenue E, Cultural Hall
Thu, Mar 7, 11am-4pm, Aquarius, 1900 S Casino Dr, Aquarius Scorpio Rm
Fri, Mar 8, 11am-2:30pm, Laughlin Library, 2840 S Needles Highway, Laughlin Library Multi-Purpose Rm
Tue, Mar 19, 2:30pm-6:30pm, Bowler Elementary School, 1425 West Whipple, Multi-Purpose Rm

Thu, Mar 7, 10am-2pm, Mesa View Regional Hospital, 1299 Bertha Howe Ave, Bloodmobile
Mon, Mar 11, 10am-2pm, Mesquite Library, 160 W First North St, Community Rm
Fri, Mar 15, 7:30am-11:30am, Sun City Mesquite, 1350 Flat Top Mesa Dr, Veterans Memorial Hall
Thu, Mar 28, 2pm-6pm, Mesquite Rec Center, 100 W Old Mill Rd, Dance Rm

Tue, Mar 12, 2pm-7pm, Panaca Community, 385 Main St, Latter-day Saints Church Primary Rm
Western/Northwestern Arizona
Bullhead City
Mon, Mar 11, 10am-2pm, BHC-MV Association of Realtors, 837 Hancock Rd, Conf Rm
Tue, Mar 12, 9:30am-2pm, Bullhead City Elks Lodge, 1745 Emerald Rd, Lodge Rm
Wed, Mar 13, 9am-1pm, The Legacy Rehab and Care Center, 2812 Silver Creek Rd, Legacy Education Rm
Tue, Mar 26, 3pm-7pm, Moose Lodge 1860 Bullhead City, 2620 Miracle Mile, Lodge Rm
Fri, Mar 29, 2pm-6pm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1690 River Gardens, Bullhead City Bldg Cultural Hall
Golden Valley
Wed, Mar 27, 10am-1:30pm, Golden Valley Community, 6068 W Supai Dr, VFW Meeting Rm
Tue, Mar 5, 1pm-1pm, Elks Lodge 468, 900 Gates Ave, Dining Rm
Wed, Mar 6, 9am-2pm, Kingman Academy High School, 3420 N Burbank St, Gym
Thu, Mar 14, 9am-1pm, The Lingenfelter Center, 1099 Sunrise Ave, Education Rm
Wed, Mar 20, 9am-2pm, Moose Lodge 1704, 302 Monroe St, Meeting Rm
Thu, Mar 21, 11am-4pm, Mohave Community College-Kingman, 1971 Jagerson Ave, Bldg 200  Rm 231 MEA LAB Rm 232
Tue, Mar 26, 3pm-7pm, Kingman First SBC, 3120 Hualapai Mountain Rd, Fellowship Hall
Thu, Mar 28, 9am-2pm, Mohave County Government, 700 W Beale St, Admin Bldg Saguaro Rm
Fri, Mar 29, 2pm-6pm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 610 Eastern St, Kingman Bldg Cultural Hall
Lake Havasu City
Tue, Mar 5, 10am-2pm, Lake View Terrace Memory Care, 320 N Lake Havasu Ave, Open Area
Tue, Mar 19, 10am-3pm, Mohave Community College-LHC, 1977 W Acoma Blvd, 600 Bldg
Thu, Mar 28, 11am-4pm, ASU Health Club, 100 University Way, ASU Health Club/Gym
Thu, Mar 7, 9am-1pm, Parker Community Senior Center, 1115 W 12th St, Meeting Rm
Mon, Mar 18, 9am-1pm, Quartzsite Community, 40 S Moon Mountain Ave, Quartzsite Senior Center