How to Donate Blood in the Aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting

Bryan Strickland
October 6, 2017

If you haven't donated blood recently, you can help the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Richard Myers, a Bellefonte resident, said he has been donating blood and palettes for about 10 years on a regular basis.

OBI said the current supply at their Tulsa facility is robust, and they are ready to send out units if asked. And show up they did.

"It can be very frustrating not being able to help and certainly this is one of those that most everyone can do, they can give blood".

People are also being encouraged to donate to the American Red Cross, which accepts donations on its website, by phone in the USA at 702-369-3674 or via mail at 1771 East Flamingo Road, #206B, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119.

The long lines of people waiting to donate in the state caused the Nevada Department of Public Safety to issue an alert about making reservations to donate blood.

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"All of our centers are extremely busy today", said Mona Kleman, donor recruitment manager for United Blood Services.

Las Vegas police are appealing for blood donations as hospitals struggle to cope with the overwhelming demand for resources.

"Volunteer blood donors are needed each and every day", read the statement.

Santos raised her kids in Las Vegas and had friends who worked near the Strip. "That is the main thing right now", said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

Our sister United Blood Services blood center in Las Vegas is providing blood and blood components to area hospitals treating victims of the concert shooting.

United Blood Services is reporting that it has met its blood needs in Las Vegas for now. The blood donations collected here are not now expected to be needed in Las Vegas due to their suppliers and the massive donations made in Las Vegas, but blood banks try to always be prepared.

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