Critical Need for Type O Blood During Two-Day Blood Drive at JW Marriott: No Deferral Period for Those Vaccinated


Two-Day Blood Drive April 3-4 Highlights Critical Need for
Type O Donors, Both Positive and Negative

Extended Hours Allow for Additional Appointments at
JW Marriott Las Vegas and Rampart Casino

JW Marriott Resort & Spa Las Vegas and Rampart Casino, in conjunction with Vitalant, to host two-day blood drive April 3-4. Now, the team has extended donor hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow for additional appointments.

  • While all blood types are needed, there’s a critical need for type O blood donations—the most transfused blood type. Type O donors can maximize their impact by giving a Power Red donation when two units of red cells are given, and other blood components are safely and comfortably returned to the donor.


  • About 39% of the population is type O-positive—the most common blood type that can be given to nearly any other patient with a positive blood type.


  • About 9% of the population is type O-negative—the universal blood type that can be transfused to patients with positive or negative blood types.


  • Vitalant continues to test donations for COVID-19 antibodies; if positive, Vitalant can produce convalescent plasma from blood, platelet or plasma donations while the other blood components can help patients with serious medical conditions.


  • There is no deferral period for whole blood donations for those who have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.


  • Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.


  • The community donors continue to be the key to saving lives in 2021.

Donors are encouraged to keep social distancing recommendations by scheduling an appointment online to reserve a spot by visiting Enter ‘RAMPART’ as the code and donors are able to sign up for this blood drive, as well as other upcoming drives.

Saturday, April 3 & Sunday, April 4, 2021
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Marquis Ballroom
JW Marriott Las Vegas / Rampart Casino
221 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145


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Two-Day Blood Drive April 3-4 Highlights Critical Need for Type O Donors, Both Positive and Negative