Red Cross blood drives return to Fairchild AFB

By Gordon Williams  The American Red Cross — striving to provide a supply of human blood to match the relentless demand — keeps opening new doors in the search for donors.  Red Cross blood drive at Fairchild AFB, April 2021 That’s why, for two days in early April, Red Cross crews collected blood at Fairchild … Continue reading Red Cross blood drives return to Fairchild AFB

Why John Trudeau works seven-day weeks for the Red Cross

By Gordon Williams  Once every day — and sometimes more often than that — Red Cross volunteer John Trudeau drives to the Blood Donation Center on Second Street in Yakima, WA. There he helps load a delivery van with human blood and blood products bound for Memorial Hospital, three short miles away.  In transporting the … Continue reading Why John Trudeau works seven-day weeks for the Red Cross

Why your blood donation matters, from someone who experienced its lifesaving effect

By Abby Lutz When Tiffany Lundstrom was growing up, she was no stranger to blood donations.   “My dad is O negative, so he had given blood a lot,” Tiffany says.   But there’s a difference between knowing that donating blood is a worthy cause, and understanding the high-stress situation of needing blood during a crisis. … Continue reading Why your blood donation matters, from someone who experienced its lifesaving effect

Puget Sound area LDS Churches powering local blood drives

Church members Noah and Derek volunteered to support a 2020 Red Cross blood drive By Mark Walker   Every two seconds, someone in America requires an infusion of blood. Maintaining supplies necessary to meet that demand is increasingly challenging as the COVID-19 epidemic has resulted in many facilities that hosted blood drives being shuttered.   Stepping into … Continue reading Puget Sound area LDS Churches powering local blood drives

Grandson’s cancer opens woman’s eyes to crucial need for blood donations

by Kristin Alexander Seattle resident Laura Buckland’s grandson Henry was just 3 years old when he was diagnosed with leukemia. The news came as a shock to his entire family – Henry had seemed like one of the healthiest kids around. Henry was rushed to Seattle Children’s Hospital, where he underwent a life-saving blood transfusion. … Continue reading Grandson’s cancer opens woman’s eyes to crucial need for blood donations

Packaging the most precious gift – life

By Kristin Alexander The slogan on PAC Worldwide’s website reads, “Protecting The Things People Care AboutTM.” A fitting motto for the Redmond, WA, company, which manufactures packaging materials. In addition to cushioning merchandise sold by e-commerce businesses, its products now safeguard a priceless commodity – human blood collected by the American Red Cross.  John Bartell, Vice President of Sustainability for … Continue reading Packaging the most precious gift – life