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Hey, you using that blood?
by Heidi Kyser | posted July 22, 2014

If most nonprofits saw an 8 percent drop in donations over a quarter, they’d be a little concerned. But for the American Red Cross, not having blood for even one patient in need of a transfusion is a crisis. And the organization’s 8-percent shortfall over the last three months amounts to 80,000 fewer donations, causing it to issue an urgent call for donors of all blood types.

“It’s important that people understand: We have to collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the national daily demand at hospitals,” says Red Cross spokeswoman Kimberly Houk. “Every two seconds a patient in America needs a blood donation.”

That's a lot of blood. Donations are typically low in the summer, but this year the three-day weekend for Independence Day put a larger-than-usual dent in early July collections. In an average summer week, the Red Cross reports, 4,400 blood drives are on the calendar. The first week of July this year, there were only 3,450.

The organization needs both blood and platelets. To find out if you’re an eligible donor, visit RedCross.org/blood or call 1-800-RedCross (733-2767). Upcoming opportunities to donate in Southern Nevada follow:

Henderson

July 24, 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: ITT Technical Institute, 168 N Gibson Road

 

Las Vegas

July 23, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Kaplan College, 3535 W. Sahara Ave

July 26, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane Suite 10

July 26, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, 5400 S Rainbow Blvd

July 29, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, 3186 S. Maryland Parkway

July 31, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: LVMPD Northeast Area Command, 3750 Cecile Avenue

Aug. 4, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Southwest Medical Associates, 2316 W Charleston Blvd

Aug. 7, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Valley Hospital Medical Center, 620 Shadow Lane

Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.: Basch Construction, 6226 S Sandhill

Aug. 19, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, 5400 S Rainbow Blvd

Aug. 20, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Milan Institute, 710 S. Tonopah Drive

Aug. 20, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.: American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter, 1771 E. Flamingo Rd. Ste 206B

Aug. 21, 7:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Danville Services, 9139 W. Russell Suite # 110

 

Mesquite

Aug. 13, 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: Primex Plastics, 752 Turtleback Road

Aug. 13, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Primex Plastics, 752 Turtleback Road

 

North Las Vegas

July 25, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Encompass Care, 6424 Losee Rd

July 30, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: ITT Technical Institute, 3825 W. Cheyenne Ave #600

Aug. 11, 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Destinations at Alexander, 3949 W. Alexander Rd.

Aug. 15, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: North Vista Hospital, 1409 E Lake Mead Blvd

 

Pahrump

Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Affiliated Chiropractic, 2250 E Postal Rd #4

 

 

 



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What's in a name?
by Scott Dickensheets & Andrew Kiraly | posted July 21, 2014
As the possibility of a Vegas-based Major League Soccer team inches closer to reality, it's never too soon to pre-think the vital issue of what to call it. Let's not unthinkingly brand the squad after some cliche feature of Las Vegas or some derivative idea of what the city "means," however accurate those concepts might be. Some names to avoid:
 
Aces
Gamblers
Snake Eyes
The Shuffle
The Craps
The Sheldon
The Dry Heat
The Less Dry Than It Used to Be Heat
The Sunday
The Loosest Slots
The Girls Direct to You
The Tense Standoffs
The Constables
Dotty’s
Bighorn: The Team
Disgraced Educators’ Inappropriate Touching Brigade
The Evil Clown Dentists
The Master-Planned Communities
The Fremont East Irregulars
The Mulroys
Life is Soccerful
The Gentrification
The Downtown Smell

 



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NAACP invites Las Vegas to Mandalay Bay
by Heidi Kyser | posted July 18, 2014

NAACP leadership

NAACP national chair Roslyn M. Brock (second from left), and Cornel William Brooks, president and CEO (to her left), surrounded by convention organizers.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is holding its annual convention in Las Vegas for the first time in 105 years, and the local community is invited — at least for some of it. Over the coming five days, members of the public can head to Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the following free and open events:

Saturday, July 19, 1-6 p.m., Commerce and Industry Show

Recording artist Manu Dibango and the Cameroon National Ballet will perform for the grand opening of the show, which features an author pavilion where visitors can meet the writers of books such as Black Wall Street and Disciple in America.

Sunday, July 20, 6-8:30 p.m., Opening Public Mass Meeting

U.S. Senator Harry Reid and Assemblywoman Dina Titus open the session, which features a keynote speech by NAACP national board chairwoman Roslyn M. Brock. Brock will talk about where the organization has been and where it’s going during the coming year.

Monday, July 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Youth Public Mass Meeting

Entertainment, awards presentations and a panel discussion will shine a spotlight on recent accomplishments of young black Americans.

Tuesday, July 22, 12-6 p.m., Job Fair

Employers from around the country will have booths advertising career opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes and be ready to network.

Throughout the conference, the NAACP offers continuing legal education seminars (some with lunch included). The association is hoping Southern Nevada lawyers will avail themselves of the opportunity to earn CLE credits while learning about current legal issues in social justice and civil rights.

Leon Russell, convention planning chair for the NAACP, also noted that members of the public can pay $50 for day passes that give them access to everything going on that day. More info at naacp.org.



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