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    Columbia River PUD Hosts Blood Drive on August 8, 2017

    Deer Island, OR - July 18, 2017 - Columbia River PUD will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The drive will be in the Community Room at the PUD's office in Deer Island.

    Columbia River PUD is hosting a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. on August 8th.

    You can schedule your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code SaintHelens. You may also call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make an appointment.

    Donating blood is one of the simplest things someone can do to help save a life. It takes an hour to give blood. That hour could make a whole community thankful for a loved one gaining another birthday. 

    Volunteer blood donors are the primary source of blood used for transfusions. These transfusions regularly go to those with cancer or other diseases. They also help premature babies, organ transplant recipients, and accident or trauma victims.

    Any healthy person 18 or older and weighing at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. 16- and 17-year-olds with signed parental consent may be able to donate. All donors must have valid identification.

    Check in Faster with RapidPass

    Blood donors can save time by using RapidPass. This allows them to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online. It must be completed the day of the donation before arriving at the blood drive.

    To get started, visit www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.



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    Columbia River PUD provides electric service to 19,000 customers in Columbia and Multnomah Counties. The PUD currently employs 48 people and had a total operating and non-operating income of $31.4 million in 2016.

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