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United Blood Services seeks heroes on Wednesday
by Tribune Staff
Feb 14, 2012 | 755 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO — United Blood Services of Reno is setting aside a special day Wednesday for blood donors at its donation centers in Reno, Sparks and Carson City.

“We are looking forward to our ‘Heroes Needed’ special event this Wednesday when all blood donors will be treated to some special food while being entered in a drawing to win one of two $500 gift cards,” said Lisa Rogers, the donor recruitment supervisor for Reno. “Additionally, all donors will receive ‘Hero in Me’ donor loyalty points where donors can cash in their Hero points for some really cool prizes like movie tickets and CDs.”

To encourage donation, United Blood Services expanded its Hero rewards program in 2010. Donors now earn points for donating frequently and staying involved year after year. The points are redeemable for movie passes, T-shirts and other prizes. Donors can now redeem their rewards online.

Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height and weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.

Call 324-6454 or visit to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

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