Blood Center May Help Vegas Shooting Victims


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A spokesperson with Bonfils said that United Blood Services in Las Vegas has already provided almost 200 units of blood and blood products to area hospitals treating victims of Sunday night's shooting.

LifeStream provides blood products and services to more than 80 Southern California hospitals. Bonfils Blood Center at Austin Bluffs Pkwy and N Academy Blvd stayed open an hour after closing time Monday to take donations.

Central Illinois Community Blood Centers says they are ready to send units of blood to Las Vegas if any are needed.

Miller-Keystone says local organizations are inquiring about blood drives and people on social media are asking how they can help. By comparison, last Monday 371 people registered to donate. As early as 3 a.m., parking lots were full at donation centers, with hundreds of donors showing up to do what they could to help.

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"Not in a thousand years, would I ever think that this would happen", said Cecilia Santos, Santa Maria resident. "We need blood", he said.

She said at this time they are not running out.

However, the need for blood is ongoing and blood donors will be most needed in the coming weeks to replenish the inventory used to treat victims.

Individuals who are as young as age 16 (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood.