Give blood at any United Blood Services Las Vegas donor center or community blood drive now through Jan. 1. Save lives and earn a voucher for two tickets to the Penn & Teller show at the Rio (Photo credit: Las Vegas Photo and Video).
The “Bad Boys of Magic” have partnered with United Blood Services to transform the lowest days of the year for blood donations into the 13 Bloody Days of Christmas. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially O-negative, the universal blood that can be substituted for all other types in emergencies. To find a convenient location and make an appointment, call 1-877-UBS-HERO (827-4376) or visit www.BloodHero.com.
Holiday blood donors save people like Meghan, who required 987 lifesaving blood transfusions over 89 days after she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that caused blood clots to form in the small vessels throughout her body. Blood donors gave my body the time it needed to get better,” Meghan said. “Without them, my body would have shut down.” Today, Meghan works in healthcare and enjoys each day to the fullest. She and her husband, Ray, welcomed a daughter in 2012. Farrah was born prematurely and required four red blood cell transfusions to overcome her health challenges. Thanks to blood donors, both Meghan and Farrah are happy and healthy today.
At the time of year when Southern Nevada’s patient population is at its highest, blood donations are at the lowest. “Help us celebrate the 13 Bloody Days of Christmas by coming down to donate,” encouraged Penn. “Make your lifesaving appointment today!”
United Blood Services is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Association of Blood Banks. For more information on how to Find the Hero in You, please call 1-877-UBS-HERO (1-877-827-4376) toll-free or visit www.UnitedBloodServices.org.
For more information on Penn & Teller, visit www.pennandteller.com.