January 19, 2018

Mississippi Valley Blood Center ready to help Las Vegas

03 October 2017, 07:08 | Rodolfo Wallace

The People of Las Vegas Are Lining Up by the Hundreds to Give Blood

Bonfils Blood Center seeks donations after Las Vegas massacre

There are no plans to have special blood drives in Montana for Las Vegas.

Miller-Keystone officials say Las Vegas blood centers are able to handle the initial need.

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.

"What we ask for is blood". We're also humbled to see the love and tremendous support our fellow Central Texans show when devastation strikes.We've already begun to see an outpouring of support from our local community members who want to do anything they can to help our neighbors across the country.

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

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Lipton said the blood center has not been contacted as of yet to respond to the Las Vegas massacre but would be available if needed. "Whether or not it affects them directly, I did something for someone and hopefully those people turn around and do that.kind of like the whole pay-it-forward thing", she said.

Shawna Shaver said her daughter was in Las Vegas with friends for the weekend, staying at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, but left Sunday, right before the shooting.

Even in Colorado Springs, people can make a difference.

The blood center is taking all types of blood donations, but 0-negative donations are most needed. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors ages 16-17 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.

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