AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Local blood center We Are Blood says it stands ready to help those in need after Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso.
20 people were killed and 26 others wounded after a 21-year-old gunman opened fire inside a Walmart in the Cielo Vista Mall area. The suspect is in custody.
The El Paso Police Department tweeted that blood donations were needed urgently and that the injured were transported to various hospitals in the area.
Blood needed urgently. Multiple injured transported to various hospitals. Blood donation centers Vitalent Blood Services at 424 s Mesa Hills and 133 N Zaragoza— EL PASO POLICE DEPT (@EPPOLICE) August 3, 2019
We Are Blood issued a statement via their Facebook page, saying they stand ready to help if needed.
We Are Blood stands with the El Paso community and victims following the tragic shooting.
Due to the generosity of our dedicated blood donors in Central Texas, we stand ready to help neighbors across Texas if needed.
If you're able to give, please schedule an appointment to donate so that we're always ready to answer the call.
To schedule an appointment, call the center at 512-206-1266.