Contact: Kimberly J. Evans
555 Wright Way
Carson City, Nevada 89711
Office: (775) 684-4554
Cellular: (775) 721-4479
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2001
NEWS FROM: Director's Office 01-022
DMV&PS Employees Roll Up Sleeves to Save Lives
Successful partnership with United Blood Services continues as employees donate blood in honor of injured officer
For the past thirteen years, the Department of Motor Vehicles & Public Safety employees have been providing blood to needy patients via United Blood Services. Monday, June 11, the United Blood Services van will available for DMV&PS employees and other interested individuals to donate blood from 1pm-4pm in the front parking lot of the DMV&PS in Carson City. This year, fourteen DMV&PS employees have signed up to donate blood in honor of Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Bobby Kintzel. Trooper Kintzel was critically injured in Las Vegas on April 21 when he and fellow law enforcement officers were apprehending a fleeing suspect.
Nyla Emerson, Community Relations Representative from United Blood Services, says, "We are grateful for the help we have received over the years from DMV&PS employees. We are also happy provide an opportunity for Trooper Kintzel's fellow employees to honor him in this way."
The summer months are typically the time when the largest blood shortages occur. Interested blood donors who would like to contribute to the DMV&PS drive are encouraged to visit the United Blood Services van between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on June 11th. Before giving blood, donors should eat a hearty meal, drink plenty of fluids and avoid excessive exercise. A photo ID is also required.