Help Las Vegas
By Hope Bidegainberry on October 2, 2017
Those wanting to donate can call 888-393-GIVE or visit bloodcenters.org Donors can show their support for Las Vegas by scheduling their appointment in the coming days and weeks.
They are in need of O-, O+ and platelet donors.
Their sister blood bank, United Blood Services in Las Vegas, provided blood and blood products to area hospitals treating victims of the Oct. 1 concert shooting. United Blood Services continues to assess and stands ready to support hospitals with ongoing blood product needs. At this time, the Las Vegas operations of United Blood Services have been able to provide the lifesaving blood needed by hospitals treating victims.
Already the local Las Vegas community and communities across the country are coming forward in solidarity to support and honor those impacted by this senseless shooting. It’s the blood on the shelf that saves lives when tragedy strikes. Blood has a shelf life, so it is important that donations are given on an ongoing basis. 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 make appointments to give blood throughout the coming days and weeks. Donors can give blood to support and honor those affected by what happened in Las Vegas. We stand at the ready should there be a need to send blood.
Our #1 priority is to meet patient needs here locally. We can only do that if the local blood supply is strong.