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Atlantis and Vitalant team up for 4th annual Pam Bedard Honor Blood Drive

Feb 4, 2022

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Joel Villanueva
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Atlantis and Vitalant team up for 4th annual Pam Bedard Honor Blood Drive

Friends of former City of Reno employee continue to carry on her mission

Reno, NV – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is proudly partnering with Vitalant for a blood drive honoring the memory of Pam Bedard, a former City of Reno horticulturist who became an advocate for blood donation during her battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Blood mobiles will be parked in the west parking lot of the Atlantis Wednesday, February 9th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors can register for the blood drive at (search blood drive code PamB) or by calling 775-329-6451. While appointments are encouraged, walk-ins will also be welcome.

“Community blood drives that encourage local donation and honor community members like Pam Bedard help ensure blood is available for patients in need,” said Scott Edward, Vitalant donor recruitment manager. “Although most people are eligible for donation, only about 3% of the population actually donates. If more people start donating, blood shortages could be prevented.”

Vitalant has a critical need for all blood types, especially type O, which is often used for emergencies and life-saving surgeries. Just one unit of blood can save up to three lives.

Donors will be entered into a raffle for an Atlantis Prize Package, which includes a one-night stay in the Concierge Tower and a $100 dining certificate. Additionally, all donors will receive an Atlantis gelato coupon.

About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is consistently ranked the #1 Reno resort on TripAdvisor, has the prestigious AAA Four Diamond designation, and is recommended by the Forbes Travel Guide. Minutes away from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Atlantis is recognized for its luxurious accommodations, eight award-winning restaurants, captivating bars and lounges, a world-class spa, and casino-wide action.  For more information, visit