Thursday, January 19, 2012

UPDATED: Bloodmobile in Redmond closes early due to storm - 7 pints collected

Bloodmobile has "room for five"
 A serious shortage of blood at the Puget Sound Blood Bank was announced by the city yesterday and today.   One of their bloodmobile's drove up from Tukwilla (said  traffic on 405 was the worst) and parked outside the Police Safety Building.   They were in operation from 10a.m. to 1p.m. and collected from no more than seven donors.  That would be 7 pints.  They were supposed to be open til 4p.m. but left early owing to the roads.

I ran into an old acquaintance giving blood, Art Sullivan.  Art's the Executive Director of  the A Regional Coalition of Housing. (ARCH).  He's got a really cool website that was just updated with a new category on Senior housing options.

Even with the shortened hours and ongoing snowfall, I thought there'd be more than seven donors.  The city advertised the blood drive on their website, by email, and press release.  Are city communicatons getting through?  It was a while since I gave blood and I barely noticed the needle.  It felt good to give ha ha!  The staff were nice, with juice and cookies afterwards!  

Updated Opinion By Bob Yoder
Photo was taken by bloodmobile staff

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