The Antidote for Halloween: Donate Blood on Saturday, November 1

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tom knows how to get treats after
By Tom Petersen

Thumb your nose at Dracula, the morning after!

The Puget Sound Blood Center’s mobile unit will be at the Shoreline Fire Safety Center at the corner of Richmond Beach Road and 20th Ave NW this Saturday, November 1.

Walk-ups are welcome and appointments are available during the open hours, 10am to noon and 1pm to 4pm. First-timers and experienced donors who haven’t been to the bloodmobile lately are especially encouraged to contribute. 

Appointments can be made online under Donation Programs: Search Blood Drives (check Richmond Beach’s zip code, 98177). The blood center is looking to keep the beds full all day!

Most healthy adults are candidates to donate blood, but stringent safeguards defer some because of certain prescription drugs or recent travel to countries with health alerts. People who would like to “give the gift of life” but aren’t sure if they are eligible should come anyway and find out. Donating is safe and the entire process, from checking in to cookies and juice, takes just 45 minutes. 


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