Where to donate blood in Las Vegas

Josh Withey@josh_withey
Monday 02 October 2017 11:45
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An ambulance leaves the concert venue after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip(REUTERS)

At least 50 people have died and more than 200 injured after a gunman opened fire on crowds at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The gunman has been identified by authorities as Stephen Paddock of Nevada, and was reportedly taken down at the scene by police.

Many of the injured are currently being treated various hospitals around Las Vegas.

One of the most useful ways residents can help the victims is by replenishing the supply of blood in the city.

Calls for donations have gone out on Twitter from various people.

If you are in the area and are an eligible blood donor, here are some of the places you will hopefully be able to give blood today.

According to their website, The American Red Cross are holding blood drives on Monday 2 October at:

Ernest May Elementary School

6350 W Washburn Rd

Las Vegas, NV 89130

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM [local time]

And:

SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center

2989 Paradise Road

Las Vegas, NV 89109

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM [local time]

Las Vegas police tweeted the following location:

United Blood Services have the following centres in the region:

Carson City

United Blood Services

256 E. Winnie Lane

Carson City, NV 89706

(775) 887-9111

Henderson

United Blood Services

601 Whitney Ranch Dr. Bldg. D, Ste 20

Henderson, NV 89014

(702) 434-1838

Las Vegas

United Blood Services

4950 W. Craig Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89130

(702) 645-3600

Las Vegas

United Blood Services

6930 W. Charleston Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89117

(702) 228-4483

Reno

United Blood Services

1125 Terminal Way

Reno, NV 89502

(775) 324-6454

Sparks

United Blood Services

4670 Sparks Blvd, Suite 100

Sparks, NV 89436

(775) 354-2929

You can stay up to date with the developing situation in Las Vegas by following The Independent's live blog here.

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