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Cascade Regional Blood Services coming to Maple Valley Farmers Market

On Saturday, Aug. 23, Cascade Regional Blood Services will be setting up their blood mobile to promote "Community Connections Day” at the Maple Valley Farmers Market (MVFM) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The target goal for this blood drive is more than 15 donors – let’s make it happen.

As a returning blood drive sponsor, the MVFM is pleased to offer $5.00 MVFM bucks to all of those individuals who donate blood at the Farmers' Market. Once you have donated blood, visit the Farmers' Market Information Booth to collect the market bucks.

Cascade Regional Blood Services has been providing blood products and related services to patients at South King and Pierce County hospitals and clinics for over 65 years. These facilities are part of Franciscan Health System and Multi-Care Health System.

DONATING BLOOD SAVES LIVES

14,000,000 red cell transfusions are performed each year in the United States.

38,000 units of blood are used every day.

Every 3 seconds, someone needs blood.

1 teaspoon of blood can save a baby's life.

The average adult has 10-11 pints of blood in their body.

You have a 0 percent chance of getting AIDS or other diseases from donating.

You may donate whole blood every 56 days, platelets every 7 days and plasma every 28 days.

If donors gave 2-4 times a year, blood shortages could be avoided.

37 percent of the U. S. population can donate blood, yet only 5 percent does.

17 percent of non-donors say they don't donate because their haven't thought about it.

15 percent of non-donors say they are too busy to donate.

Almost all of us will need blood products in our lifetime.

To learn more about Cascade Regional Blood Services, please visit: www.crbs.net.

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