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WHEREAS, a sufficient blood supply is a public safety issue both locally and nationally, and hospitals and medical centers need a readily available supply for residents and visitors; and

WHEREAS, one blood donation can help up to three patients, and although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, less than 10 percent actually do; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting the Silver State, and we are home to a number of committed organizations working to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation; and

WHEREAS, Blood Donation Day is an opportunity to remind citizens of the constant need for blood donations;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim September 5, 2019, as

BLOOD DONATION DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 26th day of August, 2019

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