blood bank

Anh Gray

Nevadans woke up this morning to hear that the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history took place in their state. And within hours, a blood bank in Reno had a line out the door. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports.

Dozens of people flocked to a United Blood Services center as soon as it opened.  Skylar Noetzel is a student at the University of Nevada, Reno who’s resting alongside others who’ve just donated.

John Tann, (CC BY 2.0)

  The Zika Virus outbreak could potentially affect the local blood supply. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports that even a local blood bank is implementing the FDA recommended waiting period for donations.

 

 

Potential blood donors who have traveled to areas where the mosquito-borne Zika virus is becoming more widespread like the Caribbean, Mexico or Central or South America are being asked to wait 28 days.