Uber and Lyft Offering Free Rides to and from Vegas Blood Donation Centers


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Uber and Lyft are offering free rides to and from United Blood Services to help those who are donating blood after the Las Vegas shooting, NBC News reports. Both services hope this will make donating blood for some easier, and will convince more people to come out.

Uber also announced that they would refund all rides in Las Vegas around and after the time of the shooting Sunday night. Lyft stated that it suspended its high-demand surge pricing called “Prime Time” once the company was aware of what was taking place at the concert.

Uber is offering free rides to and from nearby hospitals and the family reunification center, the company said in a statement Monday. 

“To request such a ride, users can enter specific addresses, listed below, as the destination on their Uber rider app. A ride is valid up to $50 per trip on uberX, uberXL or uberPOOL,” Uber said.

Free rides to and from:
University Medical Center’s Delta Point: 901 Rancho Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center: 3186 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89109
University Medical Center: 1800 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Desert Springs Hospital: 2075 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Valley Hospital: 620 Shadow Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89106 
UNLV Thomas & Mac Center: 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154
Family Reunification Center: Las Vegas Convention Center at 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Lyft is offering free rides up to $40 to and from many of the same locations.

This response from the two companies after the shooting is similar to actions taken after Manchester concert Bombing as well as the Pulse Night Club shooting at Orlando.


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