Bloodworks 101

ENCORE EDITION: "People Just Started Showing Up" - State Blood Donor Day - (S2 E9)

November 18, 2021 Bloodworks Northwest
Bloodworks 101
ENCORE EDITION: "People Just Started Showing Up" - State Blood Donor Day - (S2 E9)
Show Notes

ENCORE EDITION: Thursday, November 18th, 2021 marks the day Amtrak Cascades service resumes on the Point Defiance Bypass near DuPont, Washington, the site of the Amtrak 501 derailment in December 2017.

Saturday, December 18th is the second annual State Blood Donor Day in Washington and Oregon, a day set aside to mark the 4th anniversary of the Amtrak 501 Derailment near Olympia, Washington and critical importance of blood donation. Podcast Producer John Yeager spoke to Bloodworks staffers and volunteers on hand that day at the Olympia Donor Center where on December 18th, 2017, when word of the the deadly crash spread, "people just started showing up."