DEER VALLEY RESORT HOSTS 12TH ANNUAL TRANSYLVANIA BLOOD DRIVE

October 15 2015

DEER VALLEY RESORT: PARK CITY, UTAH (October 12, 2015) – For 12 years running, Deer Valley Resort employees offer their blood during Halloween at the annual Transylvania Tea Party Blood Drive. Partnering with ARUP Blood Services, the employee and community Halloween-themed event, held Friday, October 30, is a long-standing tradition that benefits local community blood banks.

"There really isn't a much better way to get into the Halloween spirit than to dress up and give blood,” said Stacey Taylor, Deer Valley Resort director of Human Resources. “Our employees have a lot of fun with the theme of this event, but it also brings a great deal of satisfaction knowing the good they are doing to help our community.”

Deer Valley Resort encourages the public to join resort employees in donating blood at the Transylvania Tea Party held on the second level of Snow Park Lodge in the Clock Room from 10 am to 3 pm. Over 100 people attended last year's blood drive and donated more than 65 units of blood. The vital, always-needed donations are utilized for emergency situations and to help individuals suffering from cancer, blood disorders, sickle-cell anemia and other illnesses. Walk-ins are welcome, or appointments can be scheduled by calling Deer Valley Resort Human Resources at 435-645-6654 or online at arupbloodserves.org, using the search code B068. Costumes are optional and light refreshments will be provided.

Donors must come 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 donate 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, visit deervalley.com or contact Resort Senior Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337) or 435-645-6522. To follow resort happenings on social media, search #skithedifference.

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Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The resort offers 21 chairlifts, 101 ski runs, six bowls, 12 restaurants, 300 annual inches of powder, three elegant day lodges, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children’s Center.

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