Desperate need for blood donations on BI

There is a desperate need for blood donations this summer.

So a two-day event will take place on Bainbridge Island at Bethany Lutheran Church at 7658 Finch Road NE July 28-29.

The blood shortage is nationwide as always because so many regular blood donors go on vacations in summer. Also, the need is always greater in the summer due to accidents.

Schedule your appointment at Schedule.BloodworksNW.org or call 1-800-398-7888. You can even enter to win a Stand Up Paddle Board. Masks are required. There is no deferral from donating if you receive the COVID vaccine. For more go to www.bloodworksnw.org/about/news/coronavirus.