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Heroes Remembered Blood Drive to be held on 9/11

Sep 5, 2023

Heroes Remembered Blood Drive to be held on 9/11

New eligible donors can help to save lives

Reno, NV – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is partnering with Vitalant for a blood drive honoring the heroes who lost their lives 22 years ago on 9/11. A blood mobile will be on site Monday, September 11 in the west parking lot of the Atlantis from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for anyone that would like to donate.

“In the aftermath of 9/11, patriotic blood donors rolled up their sleeves to help their fellow Americans in need,” said Scott Edward, Vitalant senior donor recruitment manager. “We’re asking the northern Nevada community to help us once again. It’s important to remember just one donation can save up to three lives.”

Vitalant is welcoming more blood donors willing to help save lives under the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) updated eligibility guidelines. For the first time in decades, blood donor eligibility is evaluated independent of gender or sexual orientation while maintaining the safety of the blood supply.

More blood donors are needed every day, especially as Vitalant experiences an ongoing summer blood shortage with fewer donors replenishing what’s available for patients. Only about 3% of the U.S. population donates, but a patient in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.

Donors can register for the Heroes Remembered Blood Drive at (search for code 911Heroes) or they can call 775-329-6451. Walk-ins will also be welcome.

All donors will receive an American flag pin, a Vitalant t-shirt and a chance to win an Atlantis Staycation Package, which includes a one-night stay and a $100 dining certificate.

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About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Owned and operated by Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI), Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is consistently ranked the #1 Reno resort on TripAdvisor, is a recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond designation, and is recommended by Forbes Travel Guide. Nestled at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, Atlantis is conveniently close to Lake Tahoe, breathtaking hiking trails, world-class skiing, and a host of premier golf courses. Atlantis is recognized for its luxurious accommodations, eight award-winning restaurants, captivating bars and lounges, a Forbes Four-Star spa, and casino-wide action.  For more information, visit

About Vitalant

Vitalant (“Vye-TAL-ent”) is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services for about 900 hospitals and their patients across the U.S. Every day, Vitalant needs to collect nearly 5,000 blood, platelet and plasma donations to help save lives. For more information and to schedule a donation appointment, visit or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825).