Join BloodSource And 1140 For A Blood Drive To Benefit Las Vegas

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Las Vegas residents have rushed to donate blood to help victims of the deadliest ever USA gun attack, which left at least 50 people dead and more than 400 injured.

Many who were donating their blood Monday said the shooting in Las Vegas that killed dozens and injured hundreds more prompted them to get out and give blood. "There is not a lot anyone can do but we all have extra blood", Baldwin said. And show up they did.

Tragedies like Sunday nights do serve as a reminder to donate but the Red Cross tells us they are nearly always in need of blood.

A spokesperson for United Blood Services said their clinics in Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, and Chandler are open today until 5:30 p.m. for walk-in donations; however, long wait times are expected. 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 very critical that people donate every day to keep that replenished", says Shields.

Local reporters and residents posted on social media that as of early Monday, there were lines around the block across the city to give blood.

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The Blood Bank says there's still always a need for donations here in Alaska to support area hospitals. Wherever you are, you can find a blood drive or center near you with this tool.

Bonfils Blood Center stands ready to send blood to Las Vegas if needed, the organization said in a news release.

"I'm Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas".

Blood donations take 48 hours to process, so it's important to have a steady flow of volunteers at all times.

Shawna Shaver said her daughter was in Las Vegas with friends for the weekend, staying at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, but left Sunday, right before the shooting.

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