Here’s how to help Las Vegas shooting victims

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Hundreds of people line up to donate blood following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, October 2, 2017. MIKE BLAKE / REUTERS

LAS VEGAS (CBS) From donating blood to opening your wallet, there are different ways you can help the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, which was deadliest in modern U.S. history.

Donate Blood

If you are in the Las Vegas area, there are options for donating blood, although officials say that they currently have enough blood to meet immediate needs, citing “overwhelming turnout,” according to CBS Los Angeles.

United Blood Services and the American Red Cross have both provided blood to Las Vegas hospitals, and both list blood donation centers on their websites.

If you live outside of Las Vegas, you can still donate blood, which will help to free up the overall blood supply. Click here to find a blood donation center near you.

According to the Red Cross, donors must be at least 17 years old to donate blood. Some states do allow 16-year-olds to donate if they have parental consent. All donors are required to weigh more than 110 pounds, regardless of age.

Donate Money

In addition to giving blood, financial donations are being accepted.

Steve Sisolak, Clark County commission chair from Las Vegas, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to assist the victims of the shooting. The site has already raised more than $3.5 million.

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