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While blood banks in Las Vegas have indicated they have enough blood to meet the immediate hospital demand, additional blood will be needed at some point, according to Bloodworks, the 70-year-old nonprofit blood bank with locations throughout the Northwest.

In a statement released Monday morning after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history claimed the lives of at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 in Las Vegas,  James P. AuBuchon, the president and CEO of Bloodworks, said,”We know that a large number of patients will need treatment and ongoing care. We expect to be called upon, and stand ready to assist immediately with emergency shipments.”

He said people can donate blood and blood products at one of 12 regional Bloodworks offices this week. The blood bank is closed on Monday.

“At times like this, people want to make a difference,” AuBuchon said in the statement. “We’re urging local donors who have not donated recently — regulars and first-timers — to help us build strong local inventories by donating this week so we can be ready to respond when shipments to Las Vegas are needed to help victims of this tragedy.”

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Donors can schedule an appointment at schedule.bloodworksNW.org or by calling 1-800-398-7888.

Blood banks have taken a hit recently as the country’s most loyal and prolific donors age, and local supplies of blood products have been tight, according to Bloodworks. The organization said it is hoping local donations will help stock the shelves with blood that can be used locally or in support of national emergencies.

“Whether the need is local or somewhere else, we need to be able to respond instantly — and for that we need stronger inventories all the time,” AuBuchon said.

The organization said that when disasters happen and emergency transfusions are required, the need is acute for most-common Type O blood, platelets and universal AB plasma.

For information about the dates, times and places of mobile blood-donation operations, go to bloodworksnw.org or contact one of the regional offices below:

BloodworksNW Donor Centers:
Bellevue Center
1807 132nd Ave. N.E.
Bellevue, 98005
425-453-4011

Bellingham Center
410 W. Bakerview Road, Suite 117
Bellingham, 98226
360-671-8848

Central Seattle
921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, 98104
206-292-6500

Everett Center
2703 Oakes Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
425-740-2909

Federal Way Center
1414 S. 324th St.
Suite B101
Federal Way, 98003
253-945-8660

Lynnwood Center
19723 Highway 99, Suite F
Lynnwood, 98036
425-412-1000

Olympia Center
1220 Eastside St. S.E.
Olympia, 98501
360-596-3950

North Seattle Center
10357 Stone Avenue N.
Seattle, 98133
206-526-1970

Silverdale Center
3230 N.W. Randall Way
Silverdale, 98383
360-308-7340

Tukwila Center
130 Andover Park E.
Tukwila, 98188
206-241-6300

Vancouver Donor Center
9320 N.E. Vancouver Mall Blvd., Suite 100
Vancouver, 98662
360-567-4800

Lane Blood Center
2211 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
541-484-9111