Thank you Yelm Community!
From Bloodworks Northwest:
Dear Yelm Community:
What a successful two days we spent in Yelm, saving lives in the community! Every appointment was filled for the two-day PopUp on June 9 and 10. We are always thankful for the hospitality you show to us and our donors.
The culture of giving that you have created over the years and continue to promote surrounding donating blood is one of the biggest reasons for us to say THANK YOU!! One of the main reasons people don’t donate blood is because they haven’t been asked, so together, we are changing that!
Our records show that we had 80 donors make appointments to donate; of those, 68 registered to donate, and 56 units of whole blood were collected. The blood collected is used by the 90+ hospitals in western Washington and Oregon that we supply.
We registered 8 first-time donors, so congratulations on getting the word out to those that haven’t had the chance to donate before. Our hope is that donors will return every 56 days to regularly donate blood.
We have several donors already rebooked for their appointments at our next drive on August 11 and 12.
There have been lots of changes recently, but one constant is our need for blood and blood donors, and I am thankful for the partnership we share to keep the blood supply safe and strong.