Take Action: October 3, 2017 Donate blood and other ways to support Las Vegas

We are heartsick over the horrific and senseless mass shooting in Las Vegas Monday night. We express our deep sorrow and offer our most sincere sympathy to all those who were in any way affected by this evil act. We add our prayers to the millions of others rising upward on behalf of the victims of this tragedy, and we encourage all of us to act in compassionate, productive ways and to give generously of our time and resources to help each other heal in whatever ways we can, specifically by donating much needed blood.

BLOOD DONATIONS:  If you are able donate blood, please do.  The United Blood Bank is reaching out to ‘sister’ banks from other states for O- and O+ in particular, as well as platelets. If you can donate blood please do. Our ER’s OR’s are filled with the injured.  make an appointment at https://bloodhero.com/mobile/index.cfm

If you are in the Las Vegas region, here is a listing of the blood banks nearby:

  • United Blood Services – 6930 W. Charleston Blvd. – Las Vegas, NV 89117 – (702) 228-4483
  • United Blood Services – 4950 W. Craig Rd. – Las Vegas, NV 89130 – (702) 645-3600
  • United Blood Services – 601 Whitney Ranch Dr. Bldg. D, Ste 20 – Henderson, NV 89014 – (702) 434-1838
  • Labor Health & Welfare Clinic, 7135 W. Sahara.
  • Ernest May Elementary School – 6350 W Washburn Rd – Las Vegas, NV 89130 – 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM [local time]
  • Spring Hill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center – 2989 Paradise Road – Las Vegas, NV 89109 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM [local time]

In addition, you might consider some of these actions:

HOSPITALS:  Those who responded to this tragedy would appreciate knowing we know what they do is hard, but we love and support them, and thank them for their tremendous efforts.

  • University Medical Center (main trauma 1 center where people were taken) – 1800 W Charleston Blvd. – Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center (Overflow hospital) – 3186 S Maryland Parkway – Las Vegas, NV 89109

FIRST RESPONDERS:  LeAnn Erickson Lomax has helped pull together this list of first responders. Consider sending a thank you to them.

  • Las Vegas Metro Police Department (main office) – 400 S Martin L. King Blvd. – Las Vegas NV 89106
  • Las Vegas Fire & Rescue – 500 N Casino Center Blvd. – Las Vegas NV 89101
  • Police Lomax Station 11 – 5150 S Las Vegas Blvd – Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Clark County Fire Department – 575 E Flamingo Rd – Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Fire Station 32 – 2550 W. Harmon Ave. – Las Vegas, NV 89158
  • AMR Ambulance Service – 7201 W Post Rd – Las Vegas, NV 89133
  • Community Ambulance – 91 Corporate Park Dr #120 – Las Vegas, NV 89074
  • Medic West Ambulance – 9 W Delhi Ave – North Las Vegas, NV 89032

Coroners also are important in the aftermath of this tragedy:

  • Clark County Coroner – 1704 Pinto Lane – Las Vegas Nevada 89106

Finally, the victims were taken to Davis Funeral home, which can be thanked for their efforts:

  • Davis Funeral Home – Attn: Allen/Removal Staff – 6200 S Eastern Ave – Las Vegas, NV 89119

PROPOSED DEREGULATION OF GUN SILENCERS:  The SHARE Act, the “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act” (H.R. 3668), contains several provisions that could undermine public safety and environmental protections, including the “Hearing Protection” provision that deregulates the purchase of gun silencers. The sound of gunfire serves an important public safety purpose in alerting nearby people to danger, and as a result, gun silencers have long been subject to the same purchasing restrictions as machine guns, explosives, and other dangerous weapons. If made law, the SHARE Act would remove these restrictions and make it easier to buy a silencer without a background check.  If this is of concern to you, see here for more information and a possible call script for contacting your Members of Congress.  Another option is to text “silencers” to 644-33, which will provide a clear script and connect you directly.