Images of people lining up to donate blood to victims of the horrifying mass shooting in Orlando, Florida will restore your faith in humanity.
Following Sunday’s tragic mass shooting which left 50 people dead and 53 injured, an Orlando blood bank put out a call, urgently asking people to donate blood.
“Please share! There is an urgent need for O Negative, O Positive and AB Plasma blood donors following a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida,” the local organisation wrote on their Facebook page.
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“Dozens of people have been injured and taken to area hospitals. The need for blood continues. All eligible O Negative, O Positive and AB donors are urged to please donate today.”
The community instantly responded, with the blood bank later taking to social media to reveal that they were at capacity for blood donations for the day.
“A tremendous response by blood donors in light of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando. We are asking donors to donate over the next several days to help replenish the blood supply. We are asking people please make an appointment online. Thank you!”
The inspiring photos, which were posted to Twitter, also show volunteers hydrating and feeding people waiting in blood donation lines up to a mile long.
This is proof that good ALWAYS triumphs over evil.
Huge lines to donate blood in Orlando. People of every political party and religion coming together to help. pic.twitter.com/c3F2hWF9wb
— Ross Dillon! (@HypnoRoss) June 12, 2016
#Orlando is humanity at its worse, the response has to be humanity at its best.
The blood donation queue right now pic.twitter.com/3zY17n4ALE
— Scott Cuthbertson (@ScotCuthbertson) June 12, 2016
Some good: a video of the line to give blood in Orlando right now (taken by my best bud) pic.twitter.com/0jx8JKvm6D
— Ariana Bacle (@iambacle) June 12, 2016
— David Caplan (@DavidCaplanNYC) June 12, 2016
— Franz Strasser (@franzstrasser) June 12, 2016
“Look for the helpers. You’ll always find people who are helping” <3
Thousands in line to donate blood in Orlando! pic.twitter.com/qzPm9jTQJF
— Maya Tuttle (@tuttleusa) June 12, 2016
the fact that people lined up for miles to donate blood in orlando ? amazing
— mspringgg (@mspringgg) June 12, 2016