How you can make blood donations following Santa Fe High School shooting

By Amanda Cochran - Social Media Producer

HOUSTON - The school shooting in Santa Fe has left those watching the scene unfold with a range of emotions, including helplessness. However, as organizations rush to aid those impacted by the deadly shooting, there is a way to help in the short and long term: blood donation.

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center made a call Friday for donations to ensure a consistent supply in this difficult time. All types of blood are needed at this time.

Visit GiveBlood.org to begin the donation process.

These are events scheduled so far to support the victims of the Santa Fe High school shooting: 

Mainland Medical Center Blood Drive
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Mobile Donor Coach will be located in the Visitor Parking lot in front of the hospital
Hosted by Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
6801 Emmett F Lowry Expressway
Texas City, Texas 77591
 
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
500 Medical Center Blvd.
Webster, Texas 77598
Large Conference Room
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 
American Red Cross
Friday, May 25, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center – Heart and Vascular Hospital
495 West Medical Center Blvd.
Webster, Texas 77598
 

A representative from the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center noted that while the center is not in critical need of blood, the blood donated Friday would help to replenish the supply used today. 

"We’ve already seen a huge influx in donors, so we don’t need a call to action," Buckley wrote. "This is why we always want to have blood of the shelves. A situation like this can happen at any time, which is why the need for blood is constant. We are encouraging those that want to help to schedule an appointment next week at giveblood.org."
 

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