We’ve gone many months without a holiday we can decorate for. Even adults enjoy carving pumpkins, choosing costumes, turning their homes and yards into haunted houses and cemeteries. With this in mind, the employees of the #1 rated ski resort in North America, Deer Valley Resort, will host the “Transylvania Tea Party” blood drive on Halloween to give back to the community while spreading the holiday spirit. The Transylvania Tea Party blood drive, now a tradition for Deer Valley employees, was started eight years ago by Deer Valley employees who wanted to help local health care facilities augment their blood supplies. Members of the public are also urged to donate blood at Deer Valley on Halloween.
“This event has become a Halloween tradition for our staff,” explains Kim Mayhew, Resort director of human resources. “Many employees find it fun to get dressed up and get together to support a worthy cause. With busy work and home obligations, our staff members appreciate the convenience of contributing during a work day. Last year we had over 100 donors participate and many were our friends and neighbors around the community. Local children and adults undergoing bone marrow transplants or suffering from cancer, burns, trauma, surgery or illness count on this blood for their treatment. We appreciate the community support for this event.”
Deer Valley’s Transylvania Tea Party blood drive will take place Monday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Snow Park Lodge 2002 Room. The current Deer Valley employee base is being encouraged to participate in full force, and the blood drive is open to any community members who wish to donate blood. Walk-ins are accepted, but Deer Valley staff does encourage donors to make an appointment by calling 435-645-6654. Light refreshments will be provided.
Donors must come to the blood drive with a photo ID, be 18 or older (or at least 16 years old with parental permission slip) weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. To find out if you are eligible to give blood, please consult the ARUP Blood Services website at utahblood.org . ARUP Blood Services, a division of ARUP Laboratories which is an enterprise of the University of Utah and the Department of Pathology, will be conducting the drive and is proud to be the sole blood provider to University of Utah Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Primary Children’s Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children.
For more information on the Transylvania Tea Party Blood Drive at Deer Valley Resort, see deervalley.com or contact Resort Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522.