Bloodworks Northwest in need of blood donations to help Las Vegas shooting patients

In partnership with the United Blood Services (UBS) in Las Vegas, Bloodworks Northwest is offering emergency blood components for medical treatment of people injured in the shooting on the night of Oct. 1.

“We know that a large number of patients will need treatment and ongoing care,” said Dr. James P. AuBuchon, president and CEO of Bloodworks Northwest. “We expect to be called upon and stand ready to assist immediately with emergency shipments.”

UBS advised that while their immediate hospital requirements are being met, additional supplies will be needed.

“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,” said Dr. AuBuchon.

Donors can schedule an appointment at or by calling 1-800-398-7888. Bloodworks Northwest has a Bellevue office.