In the coming days and weeks there will be a nation-wide call for help for those injured in yesterday's attacks.
Steve Harrington, director of the Siouxland Blood Bank, said the national blood supply is currently low, and said any donors would be helpful. Extended hours will be established at the Sioux City location at 1019 Jones St.
Also, the Siouxland Bloodmobile will be visiting area locations in the coming weeks, and donors will be needed then as well.
Upcoming dates include Sept. 20 at Holstein from 3-7:30 p.m. at Vet's Hall; Sept. 25 at Cherokee from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the community center; Sept. 27 at Sioux Rapids from 3-6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall; Sept. 28 at Aurelia from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the community center; and Oct. 2 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center from 12-6 p.m.
"With this crisis it will deplete the national blood supply, so if people cannot donate immediately donors will be needed in the coming weeks and months," said Kris Hartje, donor consultant with the Siouxland Blood Bank.