Here is a video from our media partners at KNDU (Richland, Washington).
The American Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Region includes much of Oregon and Washington, meaning that a donation of blood in Tri-cities is sent to Portland before being distributed to hospitals. This also means that the messages presented in the video apply to the entire region.
If you want a real example regarding the importance of blood donation, look back to the blog post earlier this week about the California Bay Area Community donating for an Officer. I noted the importance of preparedness and having enough blood on hand before a major incident. The Bay Area also includes the community of San Bruno, where Thursday a major natural gas explosion turned a neighborhood to ash with at least seven dead and 37 homes destroyed. Burn victims can require a great deal of blood, and the area’s Red Cross noted that the surge from the Officer let them be well prepared for this incident.