Save a life before you celebrate; Virgin River events center to hold blood drive on 4th of July

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ST. GEORGE — Before you head out for the day’s festivities, consider giving the gift of blood for those in need this Independence Day.

United Blood Services Nevada will be conducting a blood drive Wednesday at the Virgin River Hotel and Casino Events Center, 100 E. Pioneer Boulevard, in Mesquite, Nevada, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are projecting an especially high need for platelet donations for this July 4th,” Tyler Patterson, communications specialist for United Blood Services Nevada, said in a message to St. George News. “The need is real.”

“Holiday weeks are typically high-need times for hospitals, emergency responders and the like,” Patterson said, “and so at times like these, every donation counts.”

Event details

  • What: 4th of July Blood Drive.
  • When: Wednesday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Virgin River Hotel and Casino Events Center, 100 E. Pioneer Boulevard, Mesquite, Nevada.
  • Details: Hosted by United Blood Services Nevada.

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