Attack Illustrates Need For Blood — Red Cross

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Image Cristobal Herrera Epa REX Shutterstock

A GoFundMe account to help victims and families of the Las Vegas shootings has topped $2 million and increased its goal to $3.5 million. The Folsom Lake College Blood Drive is happening on Wednesday, October 4 & Thursday, October 5.

"What we ask for is blood", Goodman said at a Monday morning news conference. Bloodmobiles will be onsite from 10am - 2pm by The Roost in the center of campus.

United Blood Services, a Blood Systems blood center, is part of a multistate system of blood centers.

The American Red Cross issued a statement Monday afternoon saying it has an "adequate blood supply to respond" to the Las Vegas tragedy.

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In the days following the tragedy, the community has showed an incredible outpouring of support and queues for blood banks were seen snaking around the streets.

"We will have plenty of banks available, always call a hospital where to go", she said, according to Fox News. All donors will receive a Give A Pint of Hope T-Shirt and MyBloodSource Reward.

"There is no guarantee this is going to help someone in Las Vegas but people are people everywhere so if it will help somebody here, that's cool", said Dave Lucitt, another donor.

"Although United Blood Services has met the immediate need for blood, they are still asking people to return and donate later this week". Recently the used to deliver almost 7,800 units of blood and more than 880 units of platelets on short notice to hundreds of hospitals affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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"If you would like to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting visit the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W. Sahara".

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

OBI says blood has a shelf life of 21 days after being collected.

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