Give at local blood drives this week

Later this week, there will be two opportunities to give blood in the area. On Friday, June 21, the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) will set up at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N) in classroom 5 from 1-7 p.m. On Saturday, they’ll be in the Ballard Boodmobile at Jo-Ann Fabrics (2217 NW 57th St) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The PSBC tells us that one in 10 people entering a hospital needs blood, and every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. A single donation takes one hour and can save up to three lives. “The need for donated blood is constant and it couldn’t be easier or quicker to save lives. Patients in our local hospitals count on new and veteran blood donors alike to give blood – a previous resource no lab can manufacture – to ensure there is a sustainable supply on hand for emergencies, traumas, planned surgeries, chemotherapy treatments, and more,” they write.

To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-398-7888 or email and request an appointment at the Ballard Community Blood Drive.

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