HUMANITY! Las Vegas Residents Line Up To Donate Blood Following Concert Massacre

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Thousands of volunteers answered a call to donate blood on Monday, hours after a gunman opened fire on thousands of people attending a concert on the Las Vegas strip, killing at least 58 and sending more than 500 others to area hospitals.

Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo stressed the need for blood donations during an early press conference Monday, and was later joined by other officials urging more volunteers to step forward.

“If our people want to do something and they are healthy, then please donate blood,” Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said. “We will have plenty of banks available, always call a hospital where to go.”

Gov. Brian Sandoval thanked paramedics and first responders and described the scene as “a warzone.” “We need blood,” he said.

Photos taken by witnesses at multiple donation centers showed lines of volunteers snaking through parking lots. Rep. Ruben Kihuen, a Democrat whose congressional district includes a portion of Las Vegas, visited a hospital where some of the victims were taken.

“Literally, every single bed was being used, every single hallway was being used,” Kihuen said, according to the Associated Press. “Every single person there was trying to save a life.”

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