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Need for Blood Donors After Hurricane Harvey

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, United Blood Services is asking for northern Nevadans to give.

UBS says many blood drives were cancelled after the storm and donation centers are closed near the storm. They especially need Type O donations.

Walk-ins are welcome at any United Blood Services locations. 

The timing of this storm is especially concerning as we approach the Labor Day – a time when donations dramatically decline across the country due to the three-day holiday weekend. 

Individuals who are as young as 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood.

To schedule an appointment to donate call 1-800-696-4484.

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