Blood drives- thank you

Submitted by Bloodworks Northwest

The last San Juan Islands blood drive was a success. On Wednesday, Oct. 11 on San Juan Island there were 105 registered donors and 15 of those were first-time-donors. Ninety-three units of whole blood, eight units of platelets, and one unit of plasma were collected.

On Thursday, Oct. 12 on Orcas there were 68 whole blood donors registered and five first-time donors. Sixty-two units of whole blood was collected.

On Friday, Oct. 13 on Lopez there were 37 whole blood donors registered and seven first-time-donors. Thirty units of whole blood were collected.

The blood drive will benefit at least 564 patients. On behalf of patients in our community’s hospitals, thank you. Recent patients that received blood products from Bloodworks Northwest included those with obstetric bleeding, sepsis, and hemorrhaging. Each day, 800 people must donate blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. This blood drive played an important role in helping meet that goal. The next blood drives are on Wednesday, Dec. 13 on San Juan, Thursday, Dec. 14 on Orcas, and Friday, Dec. 15 on Lopez.