The airline will also assist flyers in changing their flights to and from Las Vegas this week. Monday, they are dealing with heavy traffic from people looking to make a difference. It is understandable that those who had plans to visit Las Vegas this week might want to cancel or re-scheduled their visits. Erin Baker spokesperson for UBS in Billings said they are already sending blood to Las Vegas. He encourages people to donate blood.
The blood center is taking all types of blood donations, but 0-negative donations are most needed.
“One day is not going to fill up our blood blank… this is going to be today, tomorrow, the next day”, local woman Brenda Logan said.
Miranda says a donor should be in good health, well hydrated and typically not on medication, if possible. And within hours, a blood bank in Reno had a line out the door.
Donors can schedule an appointment at schedule.bloodworksNW.org or by calling 1-800-398-7888.
And get this-you can save three lives by donating one pint of blood.
Her friend Ruth Xiong came to donate blood, too.
More than 12,000 entities contributed to the fund.
It takes just minutes to donate a pint.
The main way the red cross fills that need is through blood drives.
“That does say something about that community”, she said.
“Then you start thinking about this city, our hometown, and we felt we needed to do this”.
The GoFundMe page will service immediate needs such as providing airline tickets and accommodations to victims’ families and supplies to shelters, where hotel guests unable to return to their rooms have been instructed to go.
“People need. Gotta provide”.
“We hope and pray that all of them are safe and accounted for”, Cruz said.