Speedway, Red Cross Partnering For Blood Drive Today

Many Other Drives Cancelled As Folks Heed Advice To Stay Home

Mitch Kelly
March 27, 2020 - 6:23 am
Blood Donations

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive today

The drive will take place in the ThriveHive Digital Center in the Speedway infield, and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Our community has both a lack of donated blood as well as facilities to collect blood," LVMS GM Chris Powell said. "Our facility gives the Red Cross a donation center in the northeast part of the valley that is spacious enough to accommodate the social distancing guidelines set forth by local, state and federal governments."

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. To get started, follow the instructions at www.RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification, are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

The Red Cross is asking that individuals postpone their donation for 28 days if the following apply: (1) Travel to China and its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Iran, Italy and South Korea, or (2) Diagnosis of COVID-19, contact with a person who has the virus, or suspected to have it.

For donors who haven't been to the Speedway before, take exit 54 off I-15 North at Speedway Blvd. Make a right on Speedway Blvd. and follow to Checkered Flag Lane. Make a right and take Checkered Flag Lane to the infield tunnel. Turn left and proceed through the tunnel toward the ThriveHive Digital Center. Directional signage will be provided as well.

Blood drives are also scheduled for April 7th and April 11th.