Highline Medical Center hosting Blood Drive on Friday, Aug. 9


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BTB Advertiser Highline Medical Center is hosting a Blood Drive with Puget Sound Blood Center on Friday, Aug. 9.

“The Puget Sound Blood Center needs to collect 900 units of blood per week day to support patients in Western Washington,” reads an announcement. “Highline Medical Center is helping to meet this need by holding a blood drive on Friday August, 9th at Somers Auditorium, on Highline’s Main Campus, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with a break from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.”

38% of the US population is eligible to donate – only 5% of eligible donors do donate (in the U.S.) on a yearly basis – but the number of transfusions nationwide increases 9% every year. Those who are of 18 years of age and weigh 110 lbs or more may donate. If you are 16 or 17, you must have a parent or guardian signed Blood Center permission slip. Those can be found on Puget Sound Blood Center’s website at www.psbc.org. The appointment will last around one hour and involves a health questionnaire, brief examination and about 10 minutes of blood collection. After the donation cookies, water and juice will be provided during the rest period.

Every 2 minutes someone in Western Washington needs a blood transfusion. Help keep this resource plentiful and donate blood today.

To donate blood, please schedule your appointment by calling (206) 901-5034.

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