30 Makes 90

We had our friends at Bloodworks Northwest over again today in their blood-mobile.
With over 30 volunteers giving blood today, that makes over 90 lives helped as patients who need blood!
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What’s in a name? Because blood works miracles every day.

Who is Bloodworks Northwest?
Today we touch and save lives far beyond Puget Sound – serving nearly 90 hospitals in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. We now provide a wide range of medical, transfusion and lab services that play an essential role in quality healthcare in the Northwest.
Our research sets us apart: we’re one of a few blood centers in the US doing leading edge research on blood biology, transfusion, thrombosis and blood disorders.

Their Mission?
Saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood, medical and laboratory services in partnership with our community.

Why Give?
The blood supply for our region depends on thousands of local individuals every week who make the decision to give blood and help keep folks safe when they need the gift of life-saving blood.

Did you know…
• A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
• Only 5% of the population donates
• Each day, nearly 900 people must donate with BloodworksNW to meet the local need
• The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs
• Every 2 minutes, someone in western WA is receiving a transfusion

 

How long does it take?
Actual donation takes only seven to ten minutes. The entire process is about an hour, but can help three people – each donated unit of blood is separated into platelets, plasma and red blood cells. The donor’s body immediately begins to replace the donated blood cells.

After a blood donation the body replaces plasma in about 24 hours, red cells are restored in two to four weeks, and platelets are replenished in about 72 hours.

30 Makes 90

Giving to Save

Today’s the day Classic Accessories is Giving to Save!
We have scheduled Bloodworks Northwest to come out with their donation on wheel to donate blood. 30+ employees are currently giving blood to save lives.

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Blood is needed every day.

Right now, there are people in your community who need the help you can so easily provide simply by donating blood. Some of these patients have suffered serious injuries or severe burns. Some need blood during surgery. Others have life-threatening chronic diseases like leukemia and cancer that require frequent transfusions. In fact, most people will require a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. You can help those who need one now. You really can save a life.

Imagine!

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Who Needs Blood?

Many patients need blood now. The major reasons are:

• Trauma injuries and burns
• Cancer
• Blood and immune system diseases
• Surgery
• Heart and blood vessel disease
• Organ and bone marrow

How long does it take?
Actual donation takes only seven to ten minutes. The entire process is about an hour, but can help three people – each donated unit of blood is separated into platelets, plasma and red blood cells. The donor’s body immediately begins to replace the donated blood cells.

After a blood donation the body replaces plasma in about 24 hours, red cells are restored in two to four weeks, and platelets are replenished in about 72 hours.

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Who can donate blood?
Most people in good health (no cold or flu) can donate blood. In general, those who are at least 18 years old and weigh more than 110 lbs may donate blood every 56 days. There is no upper age limit.

It is always recommended to eat a healthy and balanced meal and drink fluids at least four hours prior to donating

Plus – after donating, you get a free pass to eat and drink your calories to recharge! Special thanks to Sweet Themes Bakery here in Kent, WA for the great cookie design.

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Giving to Save