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Posted October 06, 2017

Is the Las Vegas shooting linked to ISIS? The Folsom Lake College Blood Drive is happening on Wednesday, October 4 & Thursday, October 5.

She said there is no replacement for human blood, meaning using pig blood or a synthetic version is not now possible. Bloodmobiles will be onsite from 10am - 2pm by The Roost in the center of campus.

Strube said no blood bank can guarantee that your blood donation will be sent to Las Vegas, and it's likely your donation will be used to replenish supplies shipped to Nevada. Earlier today, United Blood Services sent more than 200 units of blood and blood components to support the transfusion needs of these patients.

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One simple way to help in the wake of a tragedy is to donate blood. "Whether or not it affects them directly, I did something for someone and hopefully those people turn around and do that.kind of like the whole pay-it-forward thing", she said. All donors will receive a Give A Pint of Hope T-Shirt and MyBloodSource Reward. It can take 24 to 36 hours to collect, test, process and distribute blood where it's needed.

Blood has a shelf life, so it is important that donations are given on an ongoing basis.

"O-negative blood type then needs to be collected by all the regional centers in a greater quantity to be ready for the next disaster so we can share resources", Corley said.

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If you donate blood in an emergency situation like what happened in Las Vegas you should know that your blood won't be immediately available to victims.

After authorities called for people to donate, blood banks even became overwhelmed and told people to come back the following day.

Las Vegas residents still looking to donate blood are urged to make a reservation to avoid the long waits. To find a local donation center head here.

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