PUD to Host Blood Drive on January 30, 2014

January 10, 2014 – Columbia River People’s Utility District is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, January 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

According to a January 8 press release from the American Red Cross, 280 Red Cross Blood Drives have been cancelled in 25 states across the nation due to the bitterly cold weather, resulting in almost 8,400 uncollected blood and platelet donations.

PUD Blood Drive Coordinator Sherry Welter said she hopes to collect at least 30 units of blood.

“The need for blood donors right now is really high” said Welter. “We’re hoping for a great turnout at our blood drive so that we can help meet that need.”

To schedule an appointment for the PUD blood drive, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or go online to www.redcrossblood.org.