Fifty people are dead and at least 50 others were taken to area hospitals after a mass shooting at a downtown Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, officials have confirmed.
The shooter has been identified as Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie.
OneBlood released a statement asking for donations, and pushed out the message on social media. The blood agency said donations were needed to aid the wounded.
OneBlood is calling for O negative, O positive and AB donors to donate as soon as possible, preferably today.
If you are in the Orlando area, you can directly help the victims by donating blood. To find a donation center or Big Red Bus near you, visit http://www.oneblood.org or call 1.888.9Donate.
Donors should be healthy, age 16 or older and weigh at least 100 pounds.
Here is a list of blood donor centers and bloodmobile locations:
Orlando West Michigan Donor Center, 345 W Michigan Street, Ste. 106, Orlando, FL 32806
Orlando Main Donor Center, 8669 Commodity Circle, Orlando, FL 32819
Oviedo Donor Center, 1954 W. State Road 426, Oviedo, FL 32765
Asbury United Methodist Church – Bloodmobile 220, West Horatio Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church – Bloodmobile, 4851 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819
Metro Church – Bloodmobile, 1491 East State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL 32708