The Chicago Syndicate: The Mob Museum Offers Opportunity to Take a Blood Oath

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Mob Museum Offers Opportunity to Take a Blood Oath

WHAT: As part of the upcoming celebration to mark its first anniversary this February, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement is teaming up with the United Blood Services to encourage guests to take the blood oath… by donating.

Donors are encouraged to make an appointment for the Museum’s anniversary blood drive online at or by calling (877) 827-4376. Sponsor code: MobMuseum.

As part of its commitment to the community, the Museum is pleased to offer two complimentary tickets to everyone who registers at this event.

FACT: The “blood oath” originated with the Mafia. To become a full member of La Cosa Nostra, aspiring members had to pass initiation rituals, which included pricking the finger with a needle by an officiating member with a few drops of blood spilled onto a card bearing the likeness of a saint. The card was then set on fire and while it burned, the oath of loyalty was taken.

Inside The Mob Museum, visitors can witness a “blood oath” ceremony for themselves. The video representation of the ceremony on view in the exhibition was created based upon court testimony and legal evidence.

WHO: Marking its first anniversary this Valentine’s Day, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. It presents an exciting and authentic view of the mob’s impact on Las Vegas history and its unique imprint on the world. True stories of mob history are brought to life in a bold and contemporary style via engaging exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and more than 600 artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and related law enforcement memorabilia under one roof.

Founded in 1963, United Blood Services of Las Vegas, a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, provides blood and blood products for hospitals in Southern Nevada, California and Northern Arizona. Its programs exist to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting-edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement. The United Blood Services 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. Nationally, United Blood Services serves more than 500 hospitals in 18 states, contributing to more than 25 million people.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Mob Museum’s multi-purpose room
300 East Stewart Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

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