HNT’s Annual Blood Drive – which is a two-day pop-up this year – honors the memory and last wish of Ellen Yusim z”l, a teenage congregant whose family was sponsored by our synagogue when they resettled in Seattle from the former Soviet Union. Ellen succumbed to leukemia at age 16 and it was her final request to have an annual blood drive to help others in need of transfusions.
She understood how her very life depended on donors and wished that gift to be carried forward in her name. We are partnering with SJCC and The First Night Project, in honor of Ellen Yusim z”l, Harry McGovern, and others who have lost their lives or are still battling childhood cancer.
Donating blood is an essential and encouraged activity critical to sustaining community healthcare by providing a stable blood supply to patients at area hospitals. This one-hour donation appointment is a safe and essential action. Additionally, no walk-ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted onsite. Book your appointment at https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=8069.