AREA15 hosts first blood drive amid nationwide blood shortage

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS)AREA15 got things rolling this weekend to address the nation’s blood shortage.

On Sunday, they hosted a special donate and skate event where all donors received a free ticket to its ElectroRoll pop-up roller rink.

Blood banks are still facing critical shortages during the pandemic, and organizers say events like these are a fun way to help fight the shortage.

AREA15 hosts blood drive on Sunday, Feb. 21.

“With the impact of COVID-19 on the blood supply, we’ve had to cancel thousands of blood drives, and so, right now is a very important time to maintain the blood supply for hospital patients in need… especially during COVID-19 and the pandemic and also with the extreme weather conditions around the country… many have not donated due to these circumstances,” said Brittany Estrella, communications manager for Vitalant.

If you’re interested in donating blood, click HERE.

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