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BloodSource Response to Tehama Shooting

BloodSource Response to Tehama Shooting

Posted: Nov. 15, 2017 6:34 PM
Updated: Nov. 15, 2017 6:39 PM

Redding, Calif -- Tuesday’s Rancho Tehama shooting put a need for blood in the hospitals to help those who were injured.
Employees say they got the call around 8 or 9 in the morning.
That’s when hospitals called to ask for blood for the victims of the Rancho Tehama shooting, which at the time had reported five people dead and another 14 injured, iincluding a six-year-old boy.
That’s when two employees got hard at work answering calls and packing up blood.
"From the way everything worked out logistically. It worked exactly how it was supposed to in a tragedy like that," said BoodSources senior manager of donor recruitment Joe Ayer.
But aside from the quick response of blood source employees.
Officials say it was thanks, not to the rush of donors, but the ones who are donating regularly.
“I want people to know the blood that was actually on the shelf and already given was what we had to use. So we are just thankful for all of the donors who are here regularly and give blood," said Ayer.
It was thanks to those donors, that BloodSource Shasta was able to post online letting everyone know that they had enough blood for this incident.
But after using a big portion of their stored blood on Tuesday’s shooting, they’re now looking to slowly build up that storage again.
"Not only did we have that shooting yesterday and were able to respond to it well. but you know blood is always needed," said Ayer.
Blood source says they know the holidays are busy but they are open every day except for Thanksgiving, and would be more than glad for everyone to come in and donate blood.

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