Second Ken Roos blood drive a success

Second edition collected 48 units, which will help nearly 150 people

On Thursday, the second edition of the Ken Roos blood drive collected 48 units, honoring the legacy of our late first vice president who was an avid blood donor. Roos passed away last summer after a brief illness. 

The blood drive was co-hosted by SEA/SEIU Local 1984 and Temple Beth Jacob, where the blood drive was held. The 48 units collected – a unit is roughly equal to a pint – will help close to 150 different people. Ken was an example of the impact that one person can have – and the blood drive that bears his name shows just how much of an impact a group of dedicated people can have. 

We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this happen again, including all of the donors, Red Cross staff, and businesses that contributed food and door prizes. We’ll soon begin planning next year’s blood drive, and we hope that this event continues to grow over the years. If you’re interested in helping plan next year’s blood drive, you can email Andrew Toland

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