Makeshift memorial for the victims of the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting


Patricia Heaton is encouraging those who wish to help out following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday to donate blood.

Quite remarkable, the City of Las Vegas had enough blood units-a total of 200 pints to be exact-to give to the victims, according to Scott. "It doesn't really take too long and I think it's important because a lot of people need it", Ruiz explained.

Doors to the facility normally don't open until 7am but when United Blood Services regional director Erik Hill spotted 30 odd people waiting inline at 2:30am, he knew they couldn't wait.

"There's not much else I can do to help and at least this is something I can do to save a life", Anderson said.

Donation centers need all blood types, especially O-positive and O-negative. Lines outside of blood banks have been seen stretching for blocks.

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Call the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment or simply walk in.

"I mean I would hope that if something were to happen to my family and friends that more people would come out and do this", Dillard said. Remember blood will still be needed in the coming weeks. In the aftermath of the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting in 2016, the site donated $100,000 to a fund for victims. She says they also have a tent that they will set up outside, if a situation arises, where they will pre-evaluate patients, treating the most injured first.

"Then you start thinking about this city, our hometown, and we felt we needed to do this".

If you'd like to make a donation, you can do so on the GoFundMe account page here.

But it emphasizes more is always needed when tragedy strikes.