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Blood Donations Urged After School Shooting

People are being urged to donate blood in the wake of the shooting at a San Bernardino elementary school Friday.

Type O donations are the most urgently needed, according to the nonprofit LifeStream.

Two children were shot and transported to local hospitals in critical condition after what appeared to be a domestic violence incident at North Park Elementary School.

Eight-year-old Jonathan Martinez later died at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

The students’ teacher, Karen Smith, was killed by her estranged husband and the gunman, Cedric Anderson, then apparently turned the gun on himself.

Donations may be made at LifeStream centers in San Bernardino, Riverside, Ontario, Victorville, La Quinta or other mobile blood drives.

Appointments can be made by calling 800-879-4484 or online at LStream.org.

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If you would like to donate to a GoFundMe account set up to help Jonathan Martinez, you may do so here. Note that GoFundMe deducts 7.9 percent of all funds raised in the form of platform and payment processing charges.

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