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Where to Donate Blood in Las Vegas to Help Victims of Mass Shooting

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Authorities responding to the mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed at least 58 people have issued directions for those who wish to donate blood locally to help some of the estimated 515 people who were transported to area hospitals.

“If you would like to donate blood for the injured victims of the Strip shooting visit the Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W. Sahara,” reads a Tweet posted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Individuals responding to the urgent need say they also have found open doors at the United Blood Services donation center in the city, located at 6930 W. Charleston Blvd.

The American Red Cross also offers guidance on local sites to donate blood in time of need.

The shooting took place on the Las Vegas Strip outside of the Mandalay Bay Resort, by a gunman who later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police have said.