Red Cross Asking for Donations in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

“Volunteer blood donors are needed each and every day to help save lives. Last night’s tragedy illustrates that it’s the blood already on the shelves that helps during an emergency. Red Cross blood donations will become part of our national blood inventory, helping to ensure we are prepared for any blood needs that arise wherever blood is needed. With the help of generous donors who stocked the shelves and those who have helped to replenish our inventory today, the Red Cross has an adequate blood supply to respond to this tragedy in Las Vegas. Eligible individuals can make an appointment to give blood and platelets, particularly needed, in the coming weeks and months by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting www.redcrossblood.org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS to help ensure a sufficient blood supply. With the outpouring of support from across the country, it is important people schedule an appointment at this time.”