Puget Sound Blood Center launches Give Twice

June 22, 2010

By Staff

Puget Sound Blood Center is kicking off its initiative to maintain an adequate blood supply throughout the summer, when donations traditionally drop off and trauma cases increase by 20 percent.

Called Give Twice, the campaign, now in its third year, asks donors to give blood between June 13 and Aug. 7 and again 56 days later — the soonest allowable — between Aug. 8 and Oct. 2.

The closest facility to Issaquah is the Bellevue Center, at 1021 112th Ave. N.E.

Regular and first-time donors are urged to make an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-398-7888 toll free or going to www.psbc.org to make their two appointments.

Puget Sound Blood Center is an independent, community-based nonprofit organization with a tradition of blending volunteerism, medical science and research to improve patients’ lives. Patients with leukemia, cancer, burns, hemophilia and traumatic injuries depend on blood center research.

The blood center operates the world’s largest transfusion service, serves patients in more than 70 hospitals and clinics in 14 Western Washington counties, and provides tissue and transplantation support to 185 hospitals across the Northwest.

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