Just hours after an attacker fired a hail of bullets at concertgoers along the Las Vegas strip Sunday night, hundreds of locals made their way to blood banks to do their part to help victims.
Lines to donate blood were already out the doors of clinics within hours after the deadliest mass shooting in US history took the lives of at least 58 people and injured more than 500 more.
“What we ask for is blood, that’s the main thing right now,” Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas mayor, said at a Monday news conference. “If our people want to do something and they are healthy, then please donate blood.”
According to local station FOX5 in Las Vegas, several locations have seen a massive turnout, with lines wrapping around buildings and even carrying out onto neighboring streets.
Upon seeing such a large response, United Blood Services began to encourage residents to make an appointment through their website after several people reported waiting for roughly three hours to donate.