Northwest NEWS

December 24, 2001

Features

Evergreen Hospital hosts blood drive

Although the holiday season typically leads to a decrease in blood donations, the demand remains stable. In an effort to combat this annual dilemma, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center will host a Puget Sound Blood Drive on Friday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland).
   To donate individuals must be at least 18 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds, and at least 56 days must have lapsed since an individual's last donation. Women who are pregnant may not donate. All potential donors must first complete a medical screening questionaire. Some medications, medical conditions or risk factors may be a basis for deferral.
   The blood collection take approximately 7-10 minutes, however the complete process may last 45-60 minutes. To schedule an appointment please call 425-899-1880.
   For more information, visit www.evergreenhealtcare.org.