Hundreds show up to donate blood following California mass shooting
2:48 PM, Nov 8, 2018
Hundreds of people showed up to donate blood on Thursday for the victims of the mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
More than 200 people waited to participate in a blood drive at La Reina High School. The line extended out of the school parking lot, stretched down the street and wrapped around the block, school officials said.
"You know, you hear about all these things happening around the country, but it's different when it's close to home," one woman told Kristine Lazar, a reporter from CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS. "You want to do everything you can."
The school had previously scheduled the blood drive on campus, but shifted its focus to gathering blood donations specifically for Wednesday night's shooting.