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Letter to the Editor: The 2nd Annual Tim Provo Blood Drive

The time has come for the EDPA Las Vegas Chapter 2nd Annual Tim Provo Blood Drive! The blood drive will take place November 12-17, at the location below. Last year, the blood drive resulted in more than 80 units of blood being donated. This year, we are shooting for over 100. Please help us to blow this goal out of the water!

If you think your one unit doesn’t make a difference, think again. You can make a difference and you can save a life. In the week before Tim passed away, he received more than a dozen blood products. I can’t tell you how many he needed total during the 15 months he was ill, but I can tell you the number would be staggering. Without donations from people like you, people like Tim would not have had the opportunity for more time.

While this started as a local Las Vegas initiative last year, the response from friends, family and colleagues across the country has been even more overwhelming than in 2009. I am excited to say the Dallas and Chicago chapters of EDPA will be hosting events, as well. If you are in a city or at a location where you have at least 20 people that would be willing to donate, myself or one of the other Las
Vegas board members would be happy to help coordinate a drive at your location, as well. Please let me know if you’re interested!

For those of you who aren’t close to one of the drive locations, you can still donate! Sadly, there isn’t a nationwide network so that you can walk into any blood drive location to donate in Tim’s name. But, we will still recognize your contribution as part of the nationwide results. You just need to email me your name, phone number and the local blood drive center you donated at. If you need assistance finding a donation center near you, please let me know and I would be happy to send you the information. Please note that at most blood donation centers, you must call to make an appointment – please do not just show up at a center.

The donation vans currently scheduled will be staged per the following (please note you still need to make an appointment with the contact at each facility if you choose this method):

Dallas and Chicago Location and Dates TBD

Las Vegas Locations

Friday, November 12, 2010
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
555 E. Pamalyn, Ste. C
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Contact: Dalene Threeton
Phone: 702.269.6919

Monday, November 15, 2010
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
3165 W. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Contact: Shannon McIntyre
Phone: 702.891.0181

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
3917 E. Lone Mountain, Suite CC
N. Las Vegas, NV 89081
Contact: Karen Lane
Phone: 702.651.9611

The November 17th van at Elements also marks the end of the blood drive and everyone, whether a blood donor or not, is encouraged to come to Elements for a wrap party. The drinks (non-alcoholic for those who donate), appetizers and atmosphere will run from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. If you are not a member of EDPA, please RSVP to We look forward to seeing there.

Thanks in advance for all of your support and for the success of the blood drive!

Las Vegas EDPA



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