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Driving for Donors promo continues
by Tribune Staff
Jul 03, 2011 | 500 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — United Blood Services of Reno is offering all presenting donors the chance to enter a raffle to win a beautiful Toyota Corolla that is being provided in partnership with the Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers through Saturday, Sept. 10.   

UBS is offering donors a chance to win a new Toyota Corolla as a way of keeping the need for blood donations top-of-mind during the critical summer months when blood donations are typically lower with schools being out for the summer, said Steve Thomas who is the donor recruitment director for UBS - Reno.  This is especially important given hospital patients in Northern Nevada continue to need blood every day for blood transfusions, continued Thomas.

“Driving for Donors I, II, III and IV enabled us to have the four most successful summers ever,” said Lisa Rogers who is the donor recruitment supervisor for UBS-Reno.  “We are very optimistic our Driving for Donors V summer promotion will be even more successful,” Rogers continued. 

This key summer campaign is very important to the community’s hospital patients in need of a blood transfusion since it will ensure UBS-Reno has a sufficient quantity of blood donations this summer to meet all community hospital demand.  United Blood Services of Reno needs about 150 blood donors each day to meet the increasing need for blood transfusions in the community.

“Please don’t delay in coming in to donate a pint of blood with us since Sept. 10 will be upon us soon,” said Rogers.  “All donors can schedule their appointment online at www.BloodHero.com or by calling us at 324-6454.”

United Blood Services of Reno is the sole blood products supplier to 20 hospitals in northern Nevada and needs about 150 blood donations every day to meet the increasing demand for the three principal blood products that are red blood cells, platelets and plasma.
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