Blood drive a success

  • Sat Oct 28th, 2017 1:30am
  • Life

Bloodworks Northwest would like to thank the community for its support of the San Juan Islands Blood Drives.

Wednesday, Oct. 11 on San Juan Island

· Registered a total of 105 donors (100 whole blood donors, four platelet donors, and one plasma donor)!

· Welcomed 15 first-time-donors.

· Collected 93 units of whole blood, eight units of platelets and one unit of plasma.

Thursday, Oct. 12 on Orcas Island

· Registered a total of 68 whole blood donors.

· Welcomed five first-time-donors.

· Collected 62 units of whole blood.

Friday, Oct. 13 on Lopez Island

· Registered a total of 37 whole blood donors.

· Welcomed seven first-time-donors.

· Collected 30 units of whole blood.

In total, the efforts of Islander community members will benefit as many as 564 patients. On behalf of patients in our community’s hospitals, I wish to extend our thanks to you. These are a few patients who recently received blood products from Bloodworks Northwest:

Patient with obstetric bleed. The patient used 24 units red blood cells, six units plasma, two units platelets and two cryoprecipitate pools.

Patient with sepsis. The patient used 10 units red blood cells, four units plasma, two units platelets and two cryoprecipitate pools.

Patient with post-partum hemorrhage. The patient used 22 units red blood cells, 13 units plasma, nine units platelets and three cryoprecipitate pools.

Patient with hemorrhage. The patient used: 21 units red blood cells, 12 units plasma, four units platelets and three cryoprecipitate pools.

Each day, 800 people must donate blood to meet the needs of patients in hospitals. Your blood drive played an important role in helping meet that goal.

Next Dates:

San Juan Island – Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Orcas Island – Thursday, Dec. 14.

Lopez Island – Friday, Dec. 15.