FOX5 Holiday Blood Drive

June 24, 2013

The American Red Cross, FOX5 television and Boyd Gaming have teamed up to help save lives this summer! 

On July 3, FOX5 will be the media host for a Red Cross blood drive at The Orleans Casino. FOX5 personalities will be present at the drive and broadcast remotely throughout the day.

“Nothing warms the heart more than the spirit of giving around holidays. FOX5 is proud to assist the American Red Cross in its mission to help save lives,” said Terri Peck, FOX5 Director of Marketing and Entertainment.

The blood drive will be held on Wednesday, July 3 from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM at The Orleans Casino at 4500 West Tropicana Avenue. The goal is to collect 50 units of blood. All presenting donors will be eligible to win Red Cross-branded merchandise and other prizes. 

Lisa Mott, collections manager for the Red Cross in Las Vegas, said, “The need for blood is constant, but during the summer it is difficult for us to find blood donors. During June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. Summer activities and vacations conflict with blood donation appointments for many regular donors. That’s why this blood drive is so important to us. We hope there will be a good support from the community in response to the continuing need for blood, especially during the summer.”

Sponsors of the blood drive include FOX5 TV (KVVU) and Boyd Gaming. Pepsi will provide drinks as well as Ocean Spray, which is a regular supplier of refreshments at Red Cross blood drives nationwide. Keebler, which donated six million cookies to the Red Cross this year, will supply cookies for all blood donors.