Submitted by Cascasde Regional Blood Services

We are deeply saddened by the shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, and share their pain. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is impacted by this tragedy: the victims, their family & friends, first responders, the healthcare providers, and the entire community. If the hospitals in that area need assistance, we can and will work with Blood Centers of America to ship lifesaving blood for those patients.

In any tragic event, it is the donors that have given blood in the days prior that have the largest impact and immediately save lives. We are forever grateful for our consistent and generous donors, as one never knows when the need will become crucial. We urge all healthy individuals to please begin donating to ensure there is an adequate blood supply for emergency situations and to maintain a supply for patients in our local hospitals.

If you haven’t donated in the past 56 days please help us build up our supply in the event that we are asked to assist. The most critical need right now is O negative and AB plasma; both of which are the most universal of their product type and are typically in great need.

Please set your date to donate at crbs.net or call 1-877-24-BLOOD today.

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