United Blood Services sends units to Las Vegas

Washington DC. President Donald Trump ordered the flags on all federal buildings to fly at half-staff following the mass shooting that left more than 50

However, Matheson wants to remind people that they are always in need of blood donations.

Boulder's Bonfils center is located at 3113 28th St. By comparison, last Monday 371 people registered to donate.

While O-positive, O-negative, and platelet donations are most needed, Bonfils Blood Center urges both existing and first-time donors of all blood types to call 1.800.365.0006, option 2 or 303.363.2300 to schedule an appointment at one of our eight donor centers or at a mobile blood drive.

United Blood Services is following suit with others by helping donating blood.

Ayer said it did not take long for the phones to start ringing and donors showed up for walk-in appointments.

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As many as 22,000 people were at the concert. "It sounded like fireworks". "People were standing around, then they hit the floor". A SWAT team blew open the entry to the 32nd-floor room of the hotel with an explosive and found him dead, police said.

People in Colorado Springs are answering the call. They have been in close communication with area hospitals and stand ready to supply additional blood products as they are requested.

"Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and all those affected by this tragic event", said Jay Baumgardner, director of marketing and community relations at Blood Assurance.

With 500 people injured they may need to send more units to Las Vegas as some trauma victims can use up to 100 units.

It's also possible that patients could be flown out to Stanford Hospital, blood center spokesman Loren Magana said.

"During tragedy, its the blood on the shelves that is saving lives", said Tesia Hummer with the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Bonfils says donors should make an appointment to come in and donate so they have enough blooding coming into the center not just hours after the shooting but days and weeks later.

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