Saturday, Give One More Gift: Blood

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Big Bloodmobile in front of the Shoreline Fire
Training Center on RB Road

By Tom Petersen

The Puget Sound Blood Center mobile unit will be at the corner of Richmond Beach Road and 20th Avenue NW this Saturday, December 27, from 10am to 4pm. 
Most healthy people over age 16, with goodness in their hearts, are able to donate blood. There are some medical and medicinal deferrals that the staff of the bloodmobile can figure out. The recent cautions imposed by the ebola quarantine have trimmed a few potential donors from the rosters, so it is important that new donors be found and that the experienced return to the drives, preferably with friends in tow. 
Donating blood is a nice respite from the holiday hubbub. It takes only 45 minutes, from walking in to leaving with cookies and juice on your breath. At press time, the blood center is planning to dispatch the large bloodmobile, able to serve eight donors an hour. This should quicken the pace for walk-ins, but appointments are always encouraged. Appointments can be made online

Richmond Beach Milestones: Blood donors in Richmond Beach this Saturday will have the added joy of being part of the group that gets the neighborhood to the 100 gallon mark.

The 28th registrant on Saturday will also be the 1000th person to visit the bloodmobile since Richmond Beach started its drive about six years ago.

About 250 different people from Shoreline, Woodway, Edmonds, and northern Seattle have made the Richmond Beach blood drive one of the most consistently successful events in the PSBC network. 


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