Helping a Community Heal
The appeal for blood donors after the recent tragedy in Roseburg brought hundreds of donors to our centers and drives. Our heartfelt thank you to all – including many first time donors! We are grateful as well to local businesses that donated food for waiting donors and for our staff.
This outpouring of public support helps meet the needs of the shooting victims receiving ongoing care. It replenishes the community blood supply to the four-day inventory needed to meet everyday patient needs. It ensures we are ready for the next emergency – in the Pacific Northwest, or to help people elsewhere in the United States should tragedy or disaster happen.
Our thoughts continue to be with the families and friends of Umpqua Community College students and faculty who lost their lives. We salute and give thanks to emergency responders, citizens, and healthcare providers at the hospitals who treated and cared for the injured. We’re very proud to be their partners in providing the best healthcare possible in every community we serve.