Washougal, WA – May 13, 2019 – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t wear capes or special suits, and their badge of honor is the bandage that shows they gave the gift of life.
The community is invited to become a hometown hero and answer the call of patients in need by donating blood on Thursday, May 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Port of Camas-Washougal.
Donating blood is one of the simplest things a person can do to help save a patient’s life. For the hour it takes to give blood, there could be a whole community of people thankful for another birthday given to their loved one.
To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. To get started, follow the instructions at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 18 years of age (16 and 17 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Did you know?
Every day, the American Red Cross provides 24/7 global emergency communication services and support in military and veteran health care facilities across the country and around the world. Red Cross volunteers also provide home comforts and critical services on bases and in military hospitals around the world, as well as supporting military families during deployments and emergencies. And the assistance doesn’t end when a service member departs the military; the American Red Cross continues to serve our nation’s veterans after their service ends with referrals to community resources and assistance with VA claims preparations. The Red Cross also has volunteers serving in VA and military hospitals across the nation and around the world. Your blood donation with the Red Cross helps to support these valuable services.
About the Port
The Port of Camas-Washougal makes strategic investments in parks and infrastructure to grow the local economy while preserving the quaint, small-town feel residents and visitors have come to love. 19 miles of trails connect Camas and Washougal to local waterways such as LaCamas Lake, Columbia River, and Washougal River. Expansive views, self-guided cultural tours, local shops, eateries, and an abundance of recreational amenities make the communities of Camas and Washougal an ideal destination for a weekend getaway. For more information, visit portcw.com. It’s our nature to explore.