Las Vegas Ballpark Hosting Blood Drive

Antibody Testing Will Be Done With Each Successful Donation

Mitch Kelly
July 28, 2020 - 5:38 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - While there won't be any on-field action at Las Vegas Ballpark this summer, Valley residents can still head over on Tuesday and give for a good cause.

The Las Vegas Ballpark community blood drive will take place in the Playstudios Club (located inside the Ballpark) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donors must make appointments in advance at www.bloodhero.com sponsor code: coxlvbaseball and are encouraged to keep social distance recommendations. Per state mandates, masks are required for entry into the facility and temperature checks will be enforced.

Vitalant, the largest blood provider in the state of Nevada, is providing COVID-19 antibody testing with every successful donation. Donors will receive the results within two to three weeks.

Donors that receive positive results can then choose to aid in the fight against COVID-19 by donating convalescent plasma, the only antibody treatment available for critically ill COVID-19 hospital patients. For those who have recovered from COVID-19, Vitalant will also be collecting convalescent plasma donations at this blood drive.

For full eligibility requirements and application, go to www.Vitalant.org/COVIDFree.