United Blood Services Press Release



Meet the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” July 31 at United Blood Services Ultimate Blood Drive V

July 19, 2010 – Scottsdale, AZ – Mixed martial arts champ Tito Ortiz is fighting off blood shortages this summer and hosting the Ultimate Blood Drive V at Desert Sky Mall on Saturday, July 31. All United Blood Services donors who join his fight to save lives will meet Ortiz, receive a personalized autographed photo and be entered into drawings for apparel from his Punishment Athletics clothing line. The Ultimate event is taking place in time for donors to get in on United Blood Services summer raffle to win a 2010 New Beetle, courtesy of Peoria Volkswagen. To make a donation appointment, call 1-877-448-GIVE (4483) toll free or visit www.BloodHero.com (enter sponsor code: Tito).

Ultimate Blood Drive V with Tito Ortiz

Sat., July 31, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Desert Sky Mall
7611 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix

Store Front Near La Curacao

Call 1-877-448-GIVE (4483) or visit www.BloodHero.com

(Sponsor Code: Tito)

Ortiz may be known as “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” but much of his energy is dedicated to giving back, including knocking out the traditional decline in donations during the summer vacation season. Ortiz has challenged his fans to step up and save lives. “Some fans look up to me as a hero, but here’s a chance for everyone to be real heroes by giving blood,” he said. “Remember, if you fight Tito Ortiz, you lose. But we can all be winners for Arizona hospital patients!”

About United Blood Services

United Blood Services has been Arizona’s non-profit community blood provider since 1943 and serves patients in approximately 50 Arizona hospitals. The UBS network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Association of Blood Banks. For more information on how to Find the Hero in You, please call 1-877-448-GIVE (4483) toll-free or visit www.UnitedBloodServicesAZ.org.

About Tito Ortiz

Jacob “Tito” Ortiz is a legendary MMA fighter. His career has been mostly within the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization where he was Light-Heavyweight champion and became one of the UFC’s shining stars. He is admired as both a colorful showman and talented athlete. Tito’s acting ability and charisma have earned him roles in several films and TV series, including NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” and the CBS TV series “NUMB3RS.” Ortiz is also a passionate supporter of U.S. soldiers. He traveled to the Persian Gulf under the sponsorship of the USO to meet with troops on duty there. Additionally, he spends time giving motivational talks to high school students and works with teen groups. For more information, visit www.titoortiz.com.

Media Contacts

United Blood Services

Sue Thew

Marketing & Communications

(480) 675-5454 office or (602) 295-3281 cell


Tito Ortiz & Punishment Athletics

Cindy Dwyer-Rodriguez
Director of Sales and Operations
(714) 894-2399

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