EVIL DEAD Helps to Collect Dozens of Units of Blood for United Blood Services
February 7, 2014 by VegasNews.com
As part of the official kick off to National Blood Donor Month, the cast of Evil Dead: The Musical at V Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino hosted a blood drive to benefit United Blood Services.
Over the course of four hours, 45 total units were collected with 39 successful donations, surpassing the expectations for the event. All donors received a free pair of tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical, a comic book from MaximuM Comics, and one donor won a year subscription to the comic book of their choice.
“January is one of our most difficult months because donations tend to go down significantly during the holidays,” said Paul Milakeve, donor recruitment manager for United Blood Services. “The blood that we raised with the help of the Evil Dead cast definitely helps to replenish our supply. We are grateful for the community members that came out to roll up their sleeves and be heroes.”
Evil Dead: The Musical is a unique production that combines multimedia, live performance, audience participation and 4D elements to deliver the biggest, baddest, bloodiest show in Vegas to its fans. From undead ushers to blood spraying over the Splatter Zone, this award-winning musical comedy has been breaking records and winning fans since it first opened on the Las Vegas Strip in June of 2012. Performances can be seen at the V Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino every Friday at 10 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.EvilDeadVegas.com
Founded in 1963, United Blood Services of Las Vegas, a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, provides blood and blood products for hospitals in Southern Nevada, California and Northern Arizona. Its programs exist to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting-edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Association of Blood Banks. Nationally, United Blood Services serves more than 500 hospitals in 18 states, contributing to more than 25 million people. For more information, visit http://www.unitedbloodservices.org
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