Supes Approve Motion to Coordinate Blood Donations to Las Vegas

Lines keep growing as people try to donate blood at a United Blood Services center

In Las Vegas, United Blood Services provided almost 200 units of blood and blood products to local hospitals treating victims of the shooting. Erin Baker spokesperson for UBS in Billings said they are already sending blood to Las Vegas.

While Evans says they haven't seen an increase in those donating here in Lake Charles since the shooting, it's something she's encouraging everyone to do.

You can donate one pint of blood every eight weeks, and no appointment is necessary.

Phoenix residents can also give blood to the American Red Cross. Whether it was to a gas station or home, Maloney said she made sure they got there.

ABC News reports that Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman reiterated the call for donations this afternoon, noting that it was a way for people to help in this time of need. "And then if so, if they need help, then absolutely we will send what we can".

"Blood is as perishable as it is precious", Botos said. These services are available to survivors, family members and the Las Vegas community at large.

The blood donation center said in a normal day they see 30 to 40 people, but on Monday, they saw double the amount of people with nearly 70.

The need for blood donations isn't just there when tragedy strikes.

Between Monday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 4, United Blood Services has collected 1,659 blood donations from generous blood donors including 952 first-time donors in Las Vegas.

"I couldn't give money so the best thing that I could offer is my blood, and I have plenty of that", Blue said. So when more than 500 people were injured in Las Vegas and 59 died, Coloradans responded. Earlier today, United Blood Services sent more than 200 units of blood and blood components to support the transfusion needs of these patients.

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