Blood Donations Needed In Wake Of Las Vegas Massacre

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The American Red Cross said it is sending at least 250 units to the Las Vegas area in the wake of the mass shooting.

"We are seeing tremendous response from the community and we very much appreciate everybody's support", Kleman said.

If you want to help, United Blood Services needs blood donations, water, blankets, & chairs for the people waiting in line.

Knowing people are suffering can leave people feeling helpless, but something as simple as a blood donation is a life-affirming move.

Donations for Red Cross Disaster Relief are used to help people and communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters big and small.

By 10 a.m., ABC News estimated that the wait at one location had reached five hours, as hundreds of people lined up to try and be of service.




"What we are doing is giving people a second chance at life", says Shields.

"We will have plenty of banks available, always call a hospital where to go", she said, according to Fox News. That kind of blood supply will be vital the next time a hospital or trauma center has several victims all at once.

And at Santa Maria's United Blood Service's Donation Center, phlebotomists say they saw more first-time blood donors on Monday than ever before.

Join 1140 in helping the victims of the devastating Las Vegas attacks. Recently the used to deliver almost 7,800 units of blood and more than 880 units of platelets on short notice to hundreds of hospitals affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Those with type O negative blood (the universal donor blood type) are especially encouraged to donate.

We understand that people want to come forward now to show their support, however, to effectively manage the blood supply for patients, we are asking donors to commit to making appointments to give blood throughout the coming days and weeks.

Daniel Kaufman donates blood every few months.

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