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North Vista Hospital giving back to the community with Red Cross blood drive

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North Las Vegas, NV, April 1, 2020 North Vista Hospital hosted a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on March 31, 2020. During this time of acute shortage of blood around the community, we felt it was important now more than ever to organize a blood drive. While the shortage proceeded the crisis of COVID-19, the Red Cross had much fewer available venues in which to host blood drives due to the closures of schools and many other businesses. We understand that many of the surrounding community hospitals cancelled their blood drives due to precautions, but we felt that we could provide a safe environment for an essential activity like blood donation and take all necessary precautions.

North Vista Hospital is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Vince Variale, North Vista Hospital CEO. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives in these times of great need.”

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.

It’s the blood on the shelf from regular donors that saves lives. Blood is a critical resource for patients and the blood centers must maintain 24/7 operations during this Pandemic to ensure life-saving treatments can continue.

About North Vista Hospital

North Vista Hospital is a 177-bed, state of the art hospital located in North Las Vegas, Nevada serving the greater Las Vegas Valley since 1959. The hospital is part of the Prime Healthcare Corporation and is located at 1409 E. Lake Mead Boulevard. North Vista Hospital offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, surgical weight loss, wound care, diagnostic imaging and mental health. Equipped with the most advanced medical technology and staffed by a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals, North Vista is committed to always providing exceptional care and performance. We deliver patient-centered healthcare with compassion, dignity, and respect for every patient and their family. We are honored to be trusted partners who serve, give back and grow with our communities. For more information, please visit www.northvistahospital.com or call (702) 649-7711.