United Blood Services accepting blood donations for Vegas shooting victims

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Officials say the best way you can help victims of the Las Vegas concert shooting is by donating blood.

“What we ask for is blood. That’s the main thing right now is that if people want to do something and they are healthy then please donate blood,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

United Blood Services in New Mexico is taking donations for hospitals and blood centers in Las Vegas.

They say right now the center in Las Vegas has been able to provide enough blood but it is likely to run out soon and has asked for help from United Blood Services in New Mexico.

They are in need of O positive and O negative blood types, as well as plasma and platelet donations.

They ask that people call and make reservations to donate ahead of time.

Governor Martinez said in a statement that she was “authorizing time off for any state employee who donates blood to help assist the people of Las Vegas.”

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