Central Coast residents and blood banks are also doing their part to help.
Strube said no blood bank can guarantee that your blood donation will be sent to Las Vegas, and it’s likely your donation will be used to replenish supplies shipped to Nevada.
In times of tragedy, like in Las Vegas and with the recent hurricanes, Coats said blood donations tend to rise, but oftentimes it’s before the tragedy happens that they’re needed the most. “It is important to be well-hydrated”, Kleman said.
Blood donors from Redding are responding to the call for more donations to help people wounded in the Las Vegas attack. In fact, so many citizens have stepped up to the plate to donate blood that the wait time at some blood drives is up to three hours.
“It’s the right thing to do”. You sit at home and think, how can I help?
Buffalo-area counselor Tara Hughes, a licensed clinical social worker, was readying to board a flight to Las Vegas from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Monday.
“I got ahold of my friends. We are on our own”, she said. “A friend of mine works at the hospital there and she said it’s overwhelming”.
“We have sister centers in Las Vegas”, she explained.
“The American people are so generous, that any community with a tragedy people step up”, she said. “It is the blood on hospital shelves that saves lives”, Virginia Blood Services wrote on Facebook on Monday morning.
“I donate blood every 56 days if I am able”. The blood center is most in need of Type O negative and positive blood, as they are compatible with most blood types. 0 or by visiting www.blood4life.org.
The suspected attacker, who is now dead, has been named as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock.