REMINDER: City holding Blood Drive this Thursday at City Hall


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REMINDER: The City of Burien will be hosting a Blood Drive at City Hall this Thursday, Jan. 23, and humans with blood are needed!

The Puget Sound Blood Center is still trying to recoup from holiday blood collection losses – 7 out of 8 blood types are below levels needed to maintain an adequate blood supply for local patients (please see updated chart below).

On Sunday, a 48-year old male received blood from Puget Sound Blood Center donors at Virginia Mason, due to a gastro-intestinal bleed.  It took 32 donors just to support this one patient.

Please consider attending the drive below and help restore supplies to ensure a plentiful amount of blood for our community for whoever may need it next. Every 2 minutes someone in Western Washington needs a blood transfusion.  Thank you.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

CITY OF BURIEN

400 SW 152nd Street, Burien WA 98166

Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

(closed for PSBC staff lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm)

Please sign up with Kathy Wetherbee at (206) 439-3158 or e-mail kathyw@burienwa.gov

Walk-in donors welcome around scheduled appointments

Blood Type

ADDITIONAL Units Needed

% of Population

Level

# of days supply

O Positive

932

36%

Emergency

1 day

O Negative

161

9%

Emergency

1 day

A Positive

490

34%

Alert

3 day

A Negative

105

8%

Critical

2 day

B Positive

21

8%

Alert

3 day

B Negative

23

2%

Alert

3 day

AB Positive

Donations needed to maintain supply

2.50%

Operational

4 day

AB Negative

10

0.50%

Critical

2 day

For questions on eligibility, please call (425) 656-3077 or e-mail Donorhealthoffice@psbc.org

Reminder: Photo identification now required at registration check-in.

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