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Las Vegas valley residents giving blood to help Harvey victims

Posted at 7:01 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 11:04:46-04

People wanting to help Harvey victims without spending any money are finding a way to do it.

Leaders with the Red Cross of Southern Nevada say wait times for blood donations are ballooning.

A mobile donation center sitting outside an Enterprise Rent-a-Car Thursday took more than 50 donors, and had to turn away walk-ins they were so busy.

It was Jerrell Parrish's first time giving blood.

"I really wanted to do it because you see everything going on on TV [in Houston], and you always wonder what can I do?" Parrish said. "When they said you could donate blood, that was the first thing I thought about."

Keita Williams with the Red Cross wouldn't say how much of the blood will be going to Texas, but the national organization could always call on Southern Nevada.

For information on where and when you can donate, click here.