SEED & HomeSight are teaming up to get a Puget Sound Blood Center mobile unit to Columbia City (5117 Rainier Ave South) for a blood drive on Friday, October 16th from 8:30-12noon. If you are eligible to give blood and would like to commit to giving blood, please contact Abbey Norris or call (206) 760-4289.
Facts About Donating Blood
Who Can Donate?
Anyone who is in good health, is at least 18 years old (persons 16 or 17 years old may donate with a Blood Program consent form signed by a legal guardian), and weighs at least 110 pounds may donate blood every 56 days.
Prospective donors first complete a health history questionnaire and screening interview. The next step involves a brief physical examination of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and a test for anemia. If the prescribed medical requirements are met, a unit (about one pint) of blood is drawn from the donor. Afterwards, donors are served refreshments while remaining seated for 10 minutes. The entire process usually takes less than one hour.
You CANNOT Get AIDS From Donating Blood
Only sterile, disposable equipment is used throughout the donation process, which makes it virtually impossible to contract a disease from donating blood.
For more information on eligibility call 1-800-DONATE-1, ext. 2543 or visit http://www.PSBC.org