United Blood Services

Anh Gray

Nevadans woke up this morning to hear that the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place in their state. And within hours, a blood bank in Reno had a line out the door. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.

Orlando Massacre Highlights Local Need For Blood Donors

Jun 14, 2016
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United Blood Services in northern Nevada is urging people to donate after the tragic shooting that claimed the lives of 49 patrons and injured at least 53 others at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne reports:

There are concerns over a shortage of blood for victims involved in the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

“So, O Pos and O Neg, there is definitely a need..."

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  The Zika Virus outbreak could potentially affect the local blood supply. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports that even a local blood bank is implementing the FDA recommended waiting period for donations.



Potential blood donors who have traveled to areas where the mosquito-borne Zika virus is becoming more widespread like the Caribbean, Mexico or Central or South America are being asked to wait 28 days.