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September 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Safeway Issaquah Highlands
Saturday, September 19th
9am to 3pm (closed 11-12)
Bus in Parking Lot
Thank you to the 4 people who have already committed to donating.
We have 31 more available appointment times ready to be filled
To schedule an appointment please call 1-800-398-7888 or click here to register online
With the firefighters and first responders who are putting their lives on the line battling the wildfires, we are reminded of the Heroes in our Lives that are making a difference. We can protect the lives of members of our communities. We can be there for the injured and sick. We can offer a lifeline to those that need medical attention through blood donation. Bloodworks donations are there at medical centers in our region if those firefighters and community members need it. While not all of us can be out there, the blood center, our donors, and the hospitals that we serve are ready to assist.
Lend an Arm to Save a Life!
Tell an Office-mate, bring a coworker, donate!
*Remember to eat, hydrate and bring a photo ID*
Blood is needed every day. Donating blood takes less than an hour. It’s easy to do, nearly painless, and you can give blood six times a year. Yet fewer than five percent of the people who are able to give blood actually do so—and most of them give only once a year. That’s why Puget Sound Blood Center is working hard to recruit new blood donors. Because right now there are patients in hospitals throughout Western Washington who need your help!
With every blood donation, you can help save three lives—premature babies, children and adults with cancer and leukemia, surgery patients and victims of traumatic injury—people like the ones in your neighborhood, school, or even your own family.
Be sure you eat a balanced meal and drink plenty of juice or water at least four hours prior to giving blood.
Get a good night’s sleep too!
- How much blood is taken?
- Approximately one pint. As a general rule, adults have about 10 to 12 pints in their body.
- How long does it take to replenish the blood I have donated? Your body replaces plasma in about 24 hours, red cells are restored in two to four weeks, and platelets are replenished in about 72 hours. You should drink extra fluids, like water or juice. Do not do any heavy lifting with your arm for 12 hours. You may give once every 56 days in order to allow plenty of time to replenish your red cells.
- How soon after donating can I practice sports? You should avoid strenuous activity such as lifting, pushing or picking up heavy objects for 12 hours after giving blood. Drink plenty of fluids. Stick to a light workout or practice, depending on how you feel. It’s a good idea to wait three days before practicing vigorously or competing, as you may get dehydrated.
- How will I feel after I donate? Most people feel no difference. Eat breakfast or lunch before donating and be sure to drink plenty of fluids, like water or juice. That will make a big difference in how you feel afterwards…you’ll feel like a hero.
Please consider any personal medical situations and how you feel on the day in which you plan to donate.