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Posted: May 9, 2019

VacaValley Blood Drive a Success

With help from staff, volunteers, donors and blood drive champions, NorthBay Healthcare’s April 26 Blood Drive at the VacaValley Wellness Center was deemed a solid success.

In the end, 48 whole blood donors and three Power Red donors provided 46 life-saving blood products.

“Of those who participated, 30 were first-time Vitalant blood donors hopefully starting a new lifesaving habit,” said Heather Sharp, Vitalant donor recruitment representative.

“Wow, that is an impressive number of first-time donors! The blood collected on Friday is quite likely already on the shelves of a local hospital waiting to help a patient in need. Blood collected could possibly be at one of your facilities, right back where that donation began. Amazing to think of the full circle of that blood donation.”

Organizers are planning another blood drive next spring at the VacaValley Wellness Center and hope to bring a blood drive to the NorthBay Medical Center campus in Fall 2020.