Urgent message from Puget Sound Blood Center - give blood Saturday

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Blood drive Saturday at Fire Training Center
1851 NW 195th St

By Jasmine Pannu

FACT: Blood donated by healthy volunteer donors is needed every single day. Recruiting blood donors is a continuous process - 900 donors are needed daily to simply maintain our inventory at safe and sufficient levels.

This week the Puget Sound Blood Center is facing 2 significant challenges:

1.       We are moving into another holiday week. We will lose a day worth of donors on Labor Day, and expect to see an overall decrease in donations the 29th-4th as a result of vacations. We have a huge opportunity this week to make some gains to combat this.

2.      Low inventory.  We are feeling the effects of summer and currently have alert levels of O Pos and Critical levels of O Neg and B Neg. We need to get all these types up to a 4 day supply in the next week and a half and keep our other blood type inventory stable.

These two factors combined threaten the stability of our local blood supply in our immediate future and we need your help. We need to rally as a community and encourage each other to step up and donate blood so that we can make sure that it is there for people who need it.

**The time to act is now**

Saturday, August 24th

Richmond Beach Community Blood Drive 
Fire Safety Center—1851 NW 195th St

10am to 4pm  
(closed 12pm to 1pm) 

Whether or not you can donate blood, you can still help. You can share the urgency of this message and encourage others to donate- you can make sure others around you are aware of this opportunity to provide for our community.



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