Saturday is Nevada Blood Donation Day

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RENO, NV - Saturday, April 25, 2015 is Nevada Blood Donation Day, according to a proclamation by Governor Sandoval.

Nevada Blood Donation Day was created by Dr. Daliah Wachs, an alumnus of UNSOM/UNR and UNLV.

"I believed a day of awareness and recognition would help United Blood Services and Red Cross in their quest to receive individual blood donations as well as launch community and statewide involvement. I'm so excited how northern and southern Nevadans have come together for this!"

Governor Sandoval's endorsement helps launch a statewide campaign to encourage blood donation so Nevadans can help replenish the blood supply.

Click the attached link or pdf for information about where to donate Saturday.

Also, United Blood Services of Reno has announced a pizza promotion through the end of April as part of the goal to achieve month-end blood needs.

“We are trending about 6% below our normal blood levels and we do need more blood donors from now through month end,” says Steve Thomas with United Blood Services of Reno. “To accomplish this key objective we are asking all eligible Community Donation Center donors to give us a call at 1-800-696-4484 and to schedule an appointment at any one of our three Centers in Reno, Carson City or Sparks.”

United Blood Services of Reno is offering all Community Donation Center donors 800 additional Hero bonus points from their Hero rewards store to all donors who donate from now through month end. With these 800 Hero bonus points each donor will be able to obtain a free pizza coupon.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.

United Blood Services of Reno is the sole blood products supplier to 20 hospitals in northern Nevada, needing approximately 125 blood donations every day day to meet the increasing demand for three principal blood products: red blood cells, platelets and plasma.