Bonfils Blood Center Encourages Donations After Las Vegas Attack

DENVER (CBS4)– The Bonfils Blood Center in Colorado is encouraging people to donate blood in the wake of the deadliest shooting in U.S. history in Las Vegas.

Bonfils says one donation can help up to three patients.

Some people had started lining up outside some of the donation centers early Monday morning after they learned of the attack.

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“I think we’re all Americans and when times get bad, we all help each other out. What I’m doing is not significant or special in any real way, but anyway we can help each other out, let’s do it,” said blood donor Dave Lucitt.

They are asking for donors of all blood types, but especially O- and O+. That’s because those are used the most in emergency situations.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 02: A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer stands in the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman has opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 20 people dead and more than 100 injured. Police have confirmed that one suspect has been shot. The investigation is ongoing. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Bonfils is part of a network of blood center and one of the members of that group will help supply blood to the victims in Las Vegas.

Additional Resources

The following information was released by Bonfils on Monday. More information is available at Bonfils.org.

Bonfils urges both existing and first-time donors to make and keep appointments over the next several days and in the coming weeks. Visit bonfils.org or call 303-363-2300 to schedule an appointment at one of our 8 donor centers or at a mobile blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome at any of our locations. … Individuals who are as young as 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood.

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