Surviving Sin City helps support the 2nd Annual Heroes Challenge blood drive

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  • Las Vegas, NV-AZ (1888PressRelease) December 04, 2014 - Web TV Talk Show, Surviving Sin City with Tiffani Neilson, presents a Red Carpet Experience at the Annual "Heroes Challenge" Blood Drive.

    ​University Medical Center, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Clark County Fire Department are participating in an all-day competition at UMC on Wednesday, December 3rd from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, to determine which entity can donate the most units of blood in a single day!

    The Red Carpet Experience will give those participating a chance to take photos and have a quick interview with celebrity hosts Tiffani Neilson, Author of the Sin City Survival Guide and Ninon de Vere DeRosa, of Ninon's Red Carpet and her radio show Ninon Speaks. The two localites will be interviewing donors from 7am-7pm during the challenge, which will be streamed live during the event to

    ​"As Nevada's only Level I Trauma Center, UMC works withUnited Blood Services in the crucial role of saving lives. The partnership between us and UMC is natural because we both share in a common task of serving the people of this great community" says Paul Milakeve, Donor Recruitment Manager for United Blood Services.

    On average, a healthy donor will be able to donate one unit of blood every three months. Those units of blood can be used quickly when a patient has suffered life-threatening injuries.

    "We have had patients in Trauma Resuscitation and Trauma OR that have used 70 units of blood within the first few hours of them arriving at our Trauma Center, this blood helped us save their life and these donations are greatly needed," said Chief Nursing Officer Gregg Fusto.

    On December 3rd at 10:00 am, participating entities will hold a press conference inside UMC's main lobby, located at the corner of Charleston and Shadow to encourage all members of our community to donate blood in support of their favorite contender: Metro Police, Clark County Fire or UMC. Donors will be eligible for hourly drawings of gift cards and show tickets. The "Heroes Challenge" champion will be crowned immediately following the blood drive, at 7:30 pm, to announce which entity was able to garner the most blood donations.

    Media support is appreciated in helping to promote this worthy event prior to December 3rd, in order that we are able to reach as many potential donors as possible.

    Anyone wishing to donate may logon or call 702-233-9620 to make an appointment. Donors are also welcome to stop by the "Heroes Challenge" without an appointment on December 3rd" to be included in the competition.

    For media inquiries, please call Danita Cohen, Executive Director of Strategic Development at 702-810-7403.

    UMC is the only public, non-profit hospital in Clark County and operates the state's only Level I Trauma Center and Organ Transplant Center, Level II Pediatric Trauma, and Lions Burn Care Center. UMC is home to Children'sHospital of Nevada, the only one of its kind in the Silver State that is recognized by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI.) UMC and Children's Hospital of Nevada offer the highest level of care within 10,000 square miles. UMC is affiliated with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and serves as the state's major clinical campus. Through its affiliation with the School of Medicine, residency programs in emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, general surgery and pediatrics are offered at UMC. UMC operates several Quick Care and Primary Care clinics around Clark County. UMC is home to several specialty service lines including orthopedics, pediatrics, neonatology, cardiology, neurology, and oncology, among others.

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