Puget Sound Blood Center joins as a Critical Community Partner in Support of Multimedia Seattle's Western Washington Domestic Violence Prevention and Outreach Program

SEATTLE, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In a tradition of caring for the families of our community, the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) joins as a vital community partner supporting Multimedia Seattle's Western Washington Domestic Violence Prevention and Outreach Program. 

An uncompromising legacy of service and excellence that began in 1944,  the PSBC was founded upon a promise: Create a community blood center for the people of Western Washington.  Its purpose was to supply and maintain critical, life-saving reserves of  blood components for the community on a  non-profit basis, to provide transfusion education to physicians, laboratory staff and community members throughout Washington State and to spearhead blood research.

Today, after nearly seventy years of not-for profit community service, the PSBC and its pioneering research institute stand an international leader in transfusion and transplantation medicine.  For over seventy years, the Puget Sound Blood Center has kept its commitment to the families of our community, providing life-saving care and services as one of our community's most critical non-profit organizations.

Diana Key, M.P.A.S., Director of Multimedia Seattle comments, "The Puget Sound Blood Center is a gift to our community.  A day does not pass in Washington State when the Puget Sound Blood Center does not quietly save a life through its transfusion medicine, transplantation and hemophilia programs.   It is an honor to have the Puget Sound Blood Center join in partnership in this critical outreach to the survivors of domestic violence in our community.  Having worked with the Puget Sound Blood Center as both a clinician and as a blood and platelet donor, I can personally testify that excellence is the standard that the Puget Sound Blood Center is built upon".

The mission of Multimedia Seattle's Western Washington Domestic Violence Prevention and Outreach Program is to:

  • Reduce infant and childhood mortality by physical violence and neglect
  • Reduce homicide deaths by violence against women
  • Reduce generational recurrences of violence against women and children

Multimedia Settle is most recognized for its Children's "A Bear for Me?" Program providing Infant and Toddler Domestic Violence Shelter Arrival Bags to vulnerable children entering regional Emergency Domestic Violence Shelters with their mothers.  Filling an unmet need, Multimedia Seattle's Children's "A Bear for Me?" Program provides necessary personal items for infants and toddlers as they are entering Emergency Domestic Violence Shelters. Infant and Toddler Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter Arrival Bags include diapers, baby wipes, a soft new baby blanket, a new pacifier and a beautiful new teddy bear to hold. Items that will help comfort the children during a very vulnerable and traumatizing period in their lives and help remind the children and their mothers that they are cared for.

If you would like to help support Multimedia Seattle's Children's "A Bear for Me?" Program, please visit   http://www.multimediaseattle.org/infant_and_toddler_-_a_bear_for_me___program

The Puget Sound Blood Center has convenient community donor centers throughout Western Washington. By becoming a community blood or platelet donor you can help save the life of a community member. To learn more about becoming  a community blood or platelet donor, the Puget Sound Blood Center can be reached at  1.800.398.7888.  Please visit Puget Sound Blood Center Website at www.psbc.org

For more information contact Diana Key, M.P.A.S., Multimedia Seattle 1.206.713.8896

Media Contact: Diana Key Multimedia Seattle, 206-713-8896, dianakey@multimediaseattle.org

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