CRPUD Hosting Blood Drive on April 8

March 18, 2016 – Columbia River People’s Utility District will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, April 8, 2016, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The drive will be held in the Community Room at the PUD’s office in Deer Island.

To make an appointment, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or schedule online at using the sponsor code SaintHelens.

Donating blood is one of the simplest things a person can do to help save a patient’s life. For the hour it takes to give blood, there could be a whole community of people thankful for another birthday given to their loved one. Blood products are routinely transfused to those with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients, and accident and trauma victims. Volunteer blood donors are the primary source of blood used for transfusions, and the blood must be there before it is needed in order to save lives.

Any healthy person age 18 or older (or ages 16 and 17 with signed parental consent) and weighing at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate blood. Valid identification is required for all blood donations.

Check in Faster with RapidPass
Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit and follow the instructions on the site.