A blood drive is planned for Thursday at the Pahrump Nugget in the banquet room.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday at 681 S. Highway 160. The time to make an appointment has expired, but walk-in opportunities are still available.
“There is currently an urgent need for blood donations of all blood types, especially type O-positive and O-negative,” a press release from Vitalant said.
Vitalant states, “Those that have been vaccinated can still donate blood without a deferral period. The pandemic continues to affect the blood supply, as hundreds of drives continue to be canceled every month. Donors are also encouraged donate on behalf of those in the nation that have been affected by natural disasters, including the wildfires and hurricane, as this has led to many blood drive cancellations around the nation.”
According to Vitalant, blood donation is an essential health care activity, where every two seconds, some in the U.S. requires a blood transfusion.
The next scheduled blood drive is on Oct. 13 at the Pahrump Nugget.
Appointments can be scheduled at donors.vitalant.org or by calling 877-25-VITAL.
Amargosa Valley hosting weekend blood drive
Because of school closures, Southern Nevada is projected to lose 5,000 blood donations. Because every blood donation can make a difference in saving a hospital patient’s life, Vitalant will be conducting a blood drive in Amargosa Valley.
The blood drive will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Amargosa Valley Community Center, located at 821 E. Farm Road. Appointments are strongly encouraged to help maintain social distancing, although walk-ins are welcome based on space availability. Free COVID-19 antibody testing is available on all successful blood donations.
Appointments to donate blood can be made at www.bloodhero.com with sponsor code AMARGOSAVALLEY or by calling Vitalant at 877-258-4825.