United Blood Services hosts blood drive to prepare for tragedy

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 11:55pm

El Pasoans are jumping into action to make sure we're prepared for a disaster such as the ones in Boston and West, Texas.

The United Blood Services of El Paso is hosting a blood drive at Cielo Vista Mall this weekend.

It has not been asked to send blood to help West, Texas, but it said we must be ready for a tragedy in El Paso.

"You just never know when something like this could ever happen in our own community so we just ask people to be aware of this and to come out and donate when they're called to please donate because there's never enough blood that is needed for tragedies and trauma,” said LuAnn Wielend.

The blood drive is going on at Cielo Vista Mall from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

You can also donate at Cielo Vista Church, Christ the Savior Church and Walmart in Silver City.


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