VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS FOUNDATION HOSTS ONE OCTOBER MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE
WHAT: Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, in partnership with Downtown Summerlin® and Vitalant, the largest blood provider in Nevada, will host a one-day blood drive on October 1. In memory of the tragedies that took place on 1 October, the Las Vegas community is invited to donate blood to help hospital patients in need of blood transfusions. The public drive takes place outside of the City National Arena from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Donors must make appointments in advance at donors.vitalant.org and enter sponsor code: VGK. Blood donors will be greeted throughout the day by select players, Deryk Engelland, Chance, and members of the VGK Cast at City National Arena. A limited number of tickets for Friday night’s preseason game will be donated to participants. Members of the Golden Knights broadcast team, as well as Chance and the VGK Cast, will also be making community appearances throughout the day.
There is an urgent need for donors of all blood types, especially type O-positive and O-negative blood types. All eligible donors can make an appointment now to donate to replenish the blood supply to help hospital patients in need of blood transfusions. It’s the blood on the shelves that helps hospital patients in an emergency. There is no waiting period to give blood after receiving an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.
Appointments are required.
WHEN: Friday, October 1
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: City National Arena
1550 S Pavilion Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Parking Lot – Bloodmobiles
*All donors are required to park in the Las Vegas Ballpark lot. Please follow signage to parking lot east of City National Arena. The blood drive donation site is located north of City National Arena.
About Vegas Golden Knights®
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
About Downtown Summerlin®
Downtown Summerlin is part of a planned urban center, serving the entire Las Vegas Valley. It includes retail, entertainment, office, hotel and multi-family residential elements, all designed to create a vibrant, walkable urban core within the award-winning 22,500-acre Summerlin® master planned community. Downtown Summerlin totals nearly 400 acres and features more than 125 stores and restaurants in a streetscape-shopping environment with pedestrian thoroughfares and dynamic storefronts. The first phase of development opened to the public in October 2014. Today, Downtown Summerlin is also home to City National Arena, practice facility for the National Hockey League’s Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Ballpark, a 10,000-capacity minor league baseball stadium. Downtown Summerlin boasts two Class-A office towers that encompass a combined 380,000 square feet in the heart of the retail epicenter with future expansions planned. In addition to Downtown Summerlin’s two luxury multi-family developments, Constellation and Tanager, more than 4,000 attached residences are planned at Downtown Summerlin providing an inclusive community with an abundance of residential, optimal office space and connected walkability within the master plan creating an ideal destination unlike anything else. Additional information can be found at www.summerlin.com.
Vitalant (“Vye-TAL-ent”) is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services for about 900 hospitals and their patients across the U.S. Every day, Vitalant needs to collect about 5,300 blood, platelet and plasma donations to help save lives. For more information and to schedule a donation appointment, visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.