Wisconsin provides blood to Las Vegas massacre

Brandon Parsons
October 6, 2017

Patricia Heaton is encouraging those who wish to help out following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday to donate blood.

Michaels said donating blood isn't just for when times are tough, it is something we should be doing regularly. "When people see an urgent need and they want to help any way they can". And show up they did.

Blood centers across the country have been put on standby to help steady the potential ripple effect this large-scale incident could create.

"Although United Blood Services has met the immediate need for blood, they are still asking people to return and donate later this week".

By 10 a.m., ABC News estimated that the wait at one location had reached five hours, as hundreds of people lined up to try and be of service. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is telling those who would like to donate blood to the injured to visit the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic.

Local blood donations in Colorado were up on Monday, the day after the massacre in Las Vegas. Wherever you are, you can find a blood drive or center near you with this tool.

"Every two seconds in the US somebody needs a blood transfusion and that's just on a regular day", Lambert added. But Vice President of Western Division Operations Daren Coats said right now, there isn't a full understanding of the needs of Las Vegas hospitals.

"I'm Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas". It can take 24 to 36 hours to collect, test, process and distribute blood where it's needed, the release said.

Local reporters and residents posted on social media that as of early Monday, there were lines around the block across the city to give blood.

Winn says at this time, there is enough blood on the shelf to meet the needs and save lives.

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