The Heroes Remembered blood drive will take place on Sunday at Atlantis | New

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa partners with Vitalant for a blood drive in honor of the heroes who lost their lives 21 years ago on 9/11.

A blood mobile will be on site Sunday, September 11 in the west parking lot of Atlantis from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone wishing to donate.

“In the days and weeks following 9/11, patriotic blood donors stepped up and helped fellow Americans in need,” said Scott Edward, senior director of donor recruitment at Vitalant. “We ask the community of Reno to stand up once again. A single donation can save up to three lives.

The region’s blood inventory has dropped in recent weeks to less than a two-day supply. All blood types are needed to alleviate this critical shortage, especially type O blood, which is the most transfused blood type.

Donors can sign up for the Heroes Remembered blood drive at vitalant.org (search code 911Heroes) or they can call 775-329-6451. Passers-by will also be welcome.

All donors will receive a commemorative American flag pin, a free scoop of Atlantis ice cream, and will also be entered into a raffle for an Atlantis prize package, which includes a one-night stay and a $100 dining certificate.

For more information and to schedule a donation appointment, visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825).