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.
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.
• Trauma injuries and burns
• Blood and immune system diseases
• 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.
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.