Line For Las Vegas Blood Donations Stretches Down Block

StoryfulNewsPublished: October 2, 2017
Published: October 2, 2017

On October 1, 2017, the people woke up to the deadliest mass-shooting the United States have ever seen. It surpassed the 2016 Orlando club shooting with 60 victims and over 500 injured. This horrifying event took place during the annual Route 91 Harvest Festival, a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The shooter fired from a balcony on the Mandalay Bay Hotel which overlooks the parking lot where the festival took place. The shooting caused an uproar among the music community with reactions varying from disbelief, anger and overwhelming sadness, the unanimous message being that music venues should be places where you hang out to relax and enjoy life, and they shouldn’t be the places you fear going to.

This video shows people lined up down the block outside Las Vegas blood banks on Monday, October 2, after the shooting. They were told the best way to help was to donate blood, according to a news report. Police told people to use two blood banks rather than going to the hospital, since they were inundated with patients from the shooting. The parking lot at United Blood Services on Charleston Boulevard was full at 4 am, a reporter tweeted.

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