Blood Drive Thursday

Blood Drive Thursday at the Mullis Center Undeterred by Roadwork 

I want to make sure folks know that it’s still happening even though we expect the parking lot and Nash Street to be closed to traffic. Donors will need to park on Market Street or elsewhere and walk-in to the Center.” Anna Coffelt, Mullis Center  

Mullis Community Senior Center is proud to be hosting the next San Juan Community Blood Drive on August 22nd from 10 am to 4 pm.

Sponsored by the San Juan Island Lions Club, our community drive has collected more than 3,980 donations in just the last 10 years. That’s enough to have helped nearly 12,000 people from just our drive alone.

Blood donations are critical to people at all stages and from all walks of life: from newborn babies needing surgery to children fighting leukemia and to parents and adults fighting chronic life threatening illness or sudden traumas. Each donation contains critical components that save and sustain lives.

By partnering with Bloodworks Northwest we ensure these patients in our community that count on transfusions to live can have them the moment they need them. Bloodworks Northwest is the direct conduit of blood supplies to local hospitals and treatment centers like Island Hospital, PeaceHealth St Joes, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. 

Just under 40% of Americans are eligible to give blood, but of those only about 8% donate. During summer months, an even smaller percentage gives, resulting in emergency shortages that leave our community without the supply it needs for organ transplant surgeries or large scale disasters like earthquakes. If you are healthy and eligible, please come out to donate. Most donations take about an hour, so make an appointment and show up on August 22nd ready to roll up your sleeve and save lives. If you’re not sure if you’re eligible, you can just show up! The donations team carefully screens all donors and gives a quick mini-physical.

Details:

  • Date: August 22nd
  • Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Schedule Your Appointment: Contact Bruce Martin at bruceislander@gmail.com or (360) 562-7263
  • For specific eligibility questions: Contact the Bloodworks Northwest Clinical Program at clinicalp@bloodworksnw.org or call 1-800-366- 2831, extension 2543
  • For all other drive questions: contact Katie Rose at krose@bloodworksnw.org or (360) 398-3166

There are many ways to help, but most important is to come out and donate if you can. Our community has helped so many people. Let’s help even more by showing up on August 22nd.

Posted on August 21, 2019 at 8:43 am by

Categories: Health & Wellness

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