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Stockton blood donors increase, helping victims in Las Vegas shooting

Stockton blood donors increase, helping victims in Las Vegas shooting”

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.

United Blood Services Arizona spokeswoman Sue Thew said they have received an influx of calls to donate and received more than 1,000 voicemails.

If you're interested in donating blood you can visit the Kentucky Blood Center's Beaumont location on Thursday, October 5th from 7 a.m.to 10 a.m. for the "98.1 the Bull Cares" blood drive.

Phil Helsel reported from Las Vegas and Jackson Hudgins reported from New York City. Earlier today, United Blood Services sent more than 200 units of blood and blood components to support the transfusion needs of these patients.

Stories of heroism are beginning to emerge, with one man reportedly braving gunfire to save his bleeding friend by hiding him under the concert stage and doing compressions on him.

Images of the long lines outside of donation centers quickly went viral across Twitter and Facebook.

"We've met the immediate need of blood, so now what we're asking people to do is pledge to come back in a week, come back in two weeks ..."

The Red Cross says the tragedy illustrates the fact that it's blood that's already on the shelves that saves lives during emergencies.

"We need to have enough to supply our needs here in the Permian Basin and then maybe we can have enough blood to send to Las Vegas if they need more". "So right now we stand ready to respond in the event we are called, but in this moment we haven't been reached out to".

Ride sharing services Uber and Lyft are also helping the effort, offering free rides to and from nearby hospitals and blood banks. "And I think donating blood is a really good way to sort of like you really contributed and you helped give back", says Rea.



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