Blood Drive Surpasses Goal
A blood drive hosted by Pacific Surgical Institute on November 2 netted excellent results.
Event organizer Nancy Stone of Pacific Imaging Center said that 26 units were collected, one more than the goal she had set. For eight of the people who gave blood, this was their first donation.
Donors included staff members from Longview Orthopedic Associates, Flourish Skin & Laser, Longview Urology, Pacific Imaging Center, and Longview Physical & Sports Therapy. Stone said several patients as wells as friends or family members who had brought patients to PSI also donated.
“I am so pleased with the turnout and very impressed with everyone’s willingness to help others,” she said.
“Once the need in Cowlitz County and Southwest Washington was taken care of, the remainder of the donations were shipped to the east coast to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.”
The next PSI blood drive is slated for late winter or early spring.