How to help after the Las Vegas concert shooting

The location told ABC10 that they have already shipped some blood to Las Vegas to help with patients. (Oct. 2, 2017)

Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, which left more than 50 dead and hundreds more injured, we’ve heard from many people looking for ways to help.

Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak has started a GoFundMe to raise money for the victims.

One of the most immediate needs following the shooting were for blood donations. The Las Vegas Police Department put out a call for help hours after the shooting. However, spokesperson for BloodSource, Vicki Wolfe, told ABC10, United Blood Services in Las Vegas currently has enough blood for the shooting victims.

BloodSource sent blood out to Las Vegas this early this morning and will send more blood to the city tonight on the last flight out of Sacramento International Airport. The organization works with sister centers in 28 states, inlcuding United Blood Services in Las Vegas, and transports blood by land and air.

Local BloodSource centers are now working to make sure their supply is replenished in case it would be needed here, according to Wolfe.

Local donations would help with the replenishing process and is encouraged by BloodSource. The Sacramento community is very good about regularly donating-- BloodSource has only had to appeal for donations to the public once in the last 20 years, according to Wolfe.

If you would like to donate blood, there are 15 BloodSource centers that are accepting donations. Those eligible to donate are asked to call and make an appointment at 866-822-5663 or visit www.bloodsource.org.

Eligible individuals can also make an appointment to give blood in the coming weeks and months by using the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting www.redcrossblood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS to help ensure a sufficient blood supply. Like BloodSource, the Red Cross also makes trips across the U.S. to transport blood when needed.

BloodSource locations:

Auburn
11990 Heritage Oak Pl,Ste 2A
Auburn, CA 95603

Chico
555 Rio Lindo Ave
Chico, CA 95926

Davis
1801 Hanover Dr, Ste A
Davis, CA 95616

Elk Grove
9267 Laguna Springs Drive, Ste 100
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Fair Oaks
11713 Fair Oaks Blvd
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Folsom
150 Natoma Station Dr, Ste 500
Folsom, CA 95630

Granite Bay (Source Plasma)
8425 Sierra College Blvd. Ste D
Granite Bay, CA 95746

Grass Valley
759 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Merced
382 East Yosemite Ave
Merced, CA 95340

Placerville
4278 Golden Center Drive, Suite 110
Placerville, CA 95667

Roseville
10529 Fairway Dr, Ste 100
Roseville, CA 95678

Sacramento (Midtown)
1608 Q St
Sacramento, CA 95811

Sacramento (Sierra Oaks)
3099 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95864

Sutter Creek (American Legion Hall)
11350 American Legion Dr.
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Redding
2680 Larkspur Lane
Redding, CA 96002

Yuba City
1290 Stabler Lane, Ste 830
Yuba City, CA 95993

You can also donate money to the Southern Nevada chapter of the American Red Cross.

© 2017 KXTV-TV


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