Joseph Maino, The Fernley Reporter
Imagine that you or a loved one are admitted to the hospital and need a blood transfusion but are told that no blood is available. It could happen this July because United Blood Services projects a shortfall of 4,700 units of blood.
Fortunately, people like Nicole Frosini, Donor Recruitment Representative for United Blood Services and her crew are working day and night to make sure the residents of Northern Nevada have the blood they require.
“We need to collect more than 125 units a day to keep up with the demand,” Frosini said. “We do this by using our three mobile blood centers and our brick and mortar locations in Reno, Sparks and Carson City.”
Frosini and her team visit Fernley 25-30 times a year and, on average, collect 20-25 pints of blood each time.
“It’s all about building relations and partnerships in the community,” said Nicole.
The next blood drive is Wednesday, July 20 at Carpet King (785 Hwy 95A, Fernley).
United Blood Services will be hosting the following blood drives in Fernley in August: *Fernley Farmer’s Market - 465 E Main St.: Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 3-7 p.m. *Fernley Estates - 1130 Chisholm Trail: Thursday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m *Pioneer Crossing Casino - 1705 U.S. 50 Alt: Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10:45 a.m.-3 p.m. *(Tentative) Community Home Finance - 45 East St.: Friday, Aug. 26 from 5-7:45 p.m To see more upcoming events, visit www.BloodHero.com , select “Locate a Blood Drive” and then “Search by Zip Code”.