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Community members give blood to pay tribute to San Bernardino terror attack victims

By in Press Enterprise on December 2, 2017

By Brian Whitehead

Five LifeStream blood banks in the Inland Empire are offering donors free shirts through the weekend in honor of the 14 who lost their lives during the Dec. 2, 2015 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center.

Friday, on the eve of the tragedy’s two-year anniversary, donors in San Bernardino explained why they give.

  • San Bernardino County Health Department WIC Program employee Kathy Van Vleet, 64, of Fontana, prepares to donate her blood platelets at LifeStream in San Bernardino, Calif. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. LifeStream blood bank invited the community to pay tribute to the victims of the Dec. 2 tragedy by making a blood donation. (Photo by Rachel Luna, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Blood products are donated to LifeStream in San Bernardino, Calif. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. LifeStream blood bank invited the community to pay tribute to the victims of the Dec. 2 tragedy by making a blood donation. (Photo by Rachel Luna, The Sun/SCNG)

    Blood products are donated to LifeStream in San Bernardino, Calif. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. LifeStream blood bank invited the community to pay tribute to the victims of the Dec. 2 tragedy by making a blood donation. (Photo by Rachel Luna, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Donor Specialist Elizabeth Mayo works at her computer as she helps people donate blood product at LifeStream in San Bernardino, Calif. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. LifeStream blood bank invited the community to pay tribute to the victims of the Dec. 2 tragedy by making a blood donation. (Photo by Rachel Luna, The Sun/SCNG)

    Donor Specialist Elizabeth Mayo works at her computer as she helps people donate blood product at LifeStream in San Bernardino, Calif. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. LifeStream blood bank invited the […]    

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