January 11, 2022

Pacifica Gives Back – Blood & Platelet Donations

January is National Blood Donor Month. This month in our Pacifica Gives Back series, we highlight the importance of blood and platelet donation.

Pacifica partner Greg Wong has been donating whole blood and platelets for many years. However, the importance of doing so didn’t fully resonate until his mom required transfusions during her cancer treatment. Greg knew that his donations were helping people. But seeing his mom directly benefit from the generosity of others opened his eyes to the personal impact blood donation has on the recipient and their family. It is one of the few things where you literally can save someone’s life and give them more time with their loved ones.

During the holidays, blood donations typically drop off significantly, so January is the perfect time to donate. Moreover, blood donations have dropped significantly due to the pandemic, even though doing so is safe and vital for those who are hospitalized. If you would like to donate blood within our community, visit Bloodworks Northwest, or the American Red Cross.