Lab techs drew 480 units of blood in Oct. 1 drive

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - NEVADA & THE WEST | OBITUARIES -

Lab tech­ni­cians drew 480 units of blood from 493 donors Mon­day in a drive on the an­niver­sary of the Oct. 1 shoot­ing on the Strip.

The blood drive run by Vi­ta­lant, a blood col­lec­tion ser­vice, ran for 12 hours Mon­day at the Las Ve­gas Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. The do­na­tion cen­ter also had two donor vans parked out­side Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Those 480 units will help up to 1,440 pa­tients, ac­cord­ing to Jean­nine McCoy, re­gional donor re­cruit­ment man­ager for Vi­ta­lant.

“That’s amaz­ing,” she said of the drive. “That makes my day.”

Last year on Oct. 2, the com­pany, for­merly known as United Blood Ser­vices, col­lected blood from more than 1,300 peo­ple.

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