PUD Hosting Blood Drive on August 19

August 4, 2015 – Columbia River People’s Utility District will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on August 19th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The drive will be held in the Community Room at the PUD’s office in Deer Island.

The Red Cross is hoping to strengthen regional blood inventories to be prepared to meet any additional blood needs over the final holiday weekend of the summer. 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.

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