M.I.S.S. : Annual July Blood Drive


SeattleM.I.S.S. Brings Back the
National Blood Drive to Western Washington

Giving Life in Memory of a Life
Information complied by Kara L.C. Jones

Over the past three years, SeattleMISS and KotaPress have partnered to bring you the Mrs. Duck Kindness Project where by we offer free online copies of the grief support book Mrs. Duck and The Woman to bereaved families enduring the death of a child. (See the Mrs. Duck information here in the Loss section for more details.)

Now, in partnership with the National MISS Foundation, we are honored to bring you one more way that you can participate in the Kindness Project.

Members of the community who have lost a child at any age and from any cause are invited to join in a nation wide blood drive. It will be held across the country throughout the month of July, 2001. The drive is sponsored by the M.I.S.S. Foundation to promote the Kindness Project. The M.I.S.S. Foundation’s Kindness Project focuses on healing after a child’s death by giving back to the community in memory of a special child. Family, friends, and community members who have been touched by the tragedy of a child’s death are encouraged to participate.

This will be the second annual blood drive of its kind. We invite all community organizations to participate including, but not limited to: PS: My Baby Died, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Compassionate Friends, the SIDS Foundation, Parents of Murdered Children, Survivors of Suicide, and city police and fire departments. Go to your local hospital or Puget Sound Blood Bank during the month of July and give blood to give life. Families who participate and who contact the MISS Foundation are encouraged to write and share their story for the Kindness Project forum board (http://www.missfoundation.org/kindness).

If you are participating in this National Blood Drive, you may send a S.A.S.E. (self addressed stamped envelope) to:

The M.I.S.S. Foundation
Kindness Project- Giving life in memory of a life - National Blood Drive
P.O. Box 5333
Peoria, Arizona 85385

10 Kindness cards will be sent to you. During the month of July, you can make an appointment with any Blood Bank or Hospital that has a Blood Center, and make a donation. You can make whole blood donations or platelet donations. After your donation, leave your Kindness card with the name of the child you are honoring. You can get 9 other individuals to do the same…or do 9 other random acts of kindness in memory of the child you are honoring.

We also encourge you, after you make your blood donation, to send a quick email to Kara Jones, author of Mrs. Duck, at editor@kotapress.com. In this email let her know the name of the child you have honored with this donation, where you made your donation, and any other info you wish to share. SeattleMISS/KotaPress, MISS, and Mrs. Duck will be compiling a virtual honor garden for this Blood Drive. We hope to have it posted the first week in August. It is hosted here in the Loss section-- see the "featured" article title "Honored Children."

Nationwide, nearly more than 29,000 babies are stillborn 20,000 babies die within the first year of life and tens of thousands of children die from disease, child abuse, homicide, motor vehicle accidents, drowning, undeterminable causes, and suicide.

For additional information, call or email one of the following:

WA State MISS Blood Drive Coordinator Kara Jones at 206-251-6706 or editor@kotapress.com
M.I.S.S. Founder, Joanne Cacciatore-Garard at (623) 979-1000, web site is www.MISSchildren.org.

The following is a list of participating facilities:

California
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
Sherman Oaks Hospital & Health Center
C/o Ralph M. Parsons Blood Donor Center
501 South Buena Vista
Burbank, CA 91505-4866

CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
South Tower, Room 1662
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Mailstop #32
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0700

CITY OF HOPE NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010

HOAG HOSPITAL MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN
One Hoag Drive
P.O. Box 6100
Newport Beach, CA 92658-6100

HEMACARE
4954 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
100 W. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

KAISER PERMANENTE
1515 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

LONG BEACH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
Blood Donor Center
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90801

NORTHRIDGE HOSPITAL MED. CTR., ROSCOE BLVD. CAMPUS
18300 Roscoe Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91328

PRESBYTERIAN INTER-COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
12401 Washington Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90602-1006

SAINT JOHN’S HEALTH CENTER
1328 22nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

UCI Medical Center
Blood Donor Center
101 The City Dr.
Orange, CA 92868

UCLA MEDICAL CENTER
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 665
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6936

USC
2250 Alcazar St., CSC Bldg., Suite 136
Los Angeles, CA 90033

San Diego Blood Bank
440 Upas St
San Diego, CA 92130-4900

American Red Cross
Attn: Sally West
7674 Mesa College Way
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 715-8300

 

Washington
Bellevue Center
1021 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-453-4011

Bellingham Center
Sunset Square
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-671-8848

Everett Center
2703 Oakes Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
425-252-5132

Lynnwood Center
19723 Highway 99, Suite F
Lynnwood, WA 98036
425-774-6366

Olympia Center
1220 Eastside Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501
360-352-1100

North Seattle Center
10356 Stone Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98133
206-526-1970

Seattle Center
921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
206-292-6500

Silverdale Center
3230 NW Randall Way
Silverdale, WA 98383
360-337-1985

Tukwila Center
130 Andover Park E
Tukwila, WA 98188
206-241-6300

Mobile Drives in Washington:
CALL 800-398-7888 to locate and make an appointment.

Missouri
Tammy Cole:
Hannibal, Missouri
Phone # 573-248-0726.
Blood drive in memory of Feliesha Ann Ward being held
July 14th, 2001 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Liberty, Illinois from
9a.m-2p.m.
Adams county Red Cross in Quincy, Illinois is participating facility.

M.I.S.S. is an all volunteer, nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization.

 

 

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