Blood supply adequate after Vegas shooting — Red Cross

  • Blood supply adequate after Vegas shooting — Red Cross

Blood supply adequate after Vegas shooting — Red Cross

At this time, the Las Vegas operations of United Blood Services have been able to provide the lifesaving blood needed by hospitals treating these victims.

"I'm starting to believe that no one is valuing life anymore, and it's not OK to take someone else's life", Blue said.

McFadden said she hasn't seen so many donations in a short period of time since the Planned Parenthood shootings in Colorado Springs two years ago.

Many appeared to answer the call, with local news channels showing footage of lines at blood donation centers spanning city blocks.

"It's the right thing to do", she said.

"These tragic events serve as a reminder of why it is so important for us to be doing our part with blood donation", Merritt said.

"We are responding now by sending blood to the hospitals to the blood bank there in Las Vegas".

"There have been a number of people who have walked in an said: "I heard about what happened in Las Vegas, '" said Liz Lambert, a Bonfils spokeswoman".

"I said well, instead of going to the gym I'm going to go donate blood", said Ralph Brewer. "If people can't donate money, donating blood is something they can do to help". Red cells have a shelf life of 42 days, plasma lasts for 5 days. It may not help the people particularly in Las Vegas but it could certainly help someone here in our community. You need to, you need to give locally.

According to the organization, the blood type needs that are most dire are O negative, O positive blood, and platelets.

Local donors can schedule an appointment at or by calling 1-800-398-7888. 0 or by visiting

For starters, blood donors must be over the age of 18 and weigh at least 110 pounds and anyone younger needs parental consent.