GoFundMe for victims, families of Las Vegas shooting tops $2M

04 October, 2017, 00:39 | Author: Inez Murphy
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After Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which 59 people were killed and more than 500 wounded, working families and their allies are responding to help those in need.

"It can be very frustrating not being able to help and certainly this is one of those that most everyone can do, they can give blood".

(Central Coast, CA) - Our sister United Blood Services blood center in Las Vegas has provided almost 200 units of blood and blood products so far to area hospitals treating victims of the concert shooting last night.

Blood has been a big concern since the shooting that's being called the deadliest in USA history. The campaign had raised more than $1 million as of Monday afternoon, more than half of its $2 million goal.

Family and friends anxious about missing loved ones are urged to make a report by calling 1-800-536-9488 or visiting nevada211.org. "We spoke this morning to someone who had a friend who was a victim of the shooting", said Johnson.

Las Vegas police also provided a number for those concerned about their loved ones to call. That kind of blood supply will be vital the next time a hospital or trauma center has several victims all at once.

United Blood Services Central Coast stands ready to send blood to Las Vegas if needed.

Even if you can't make it this week all eligible donors are encouraged to donate whenever you can! "It's nearly at the point we can't handle any more donations at the convention centre".

The money "has been donated by generous people around the country that... care about what we're doing", Sisolak said in a news conference on Monday evening.

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