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Life Care Center of Puyallup and Life Care Center of South Hill in Puyallup, Washington, recently celebrated National Blood Donor Month (January) and American Heart Month (February).


The two facilities, located about a mile apart, took part in some friendly competition during January to see which one could register the most blood donations, and on Jan. 31, 2017, the bloodmobile stopped at Life Care Center of South Hill.


A total of 29 units of blood were collected from the facilities, and the winning trophy went to Life Care Center of South Hill for registering the most donors.


“January is an especially challenging month for blood donations,” said Karen Williams, executive director of Life Care Center of South Hill. “We were happy to do our part.”


Then, on Feb. 3, both facilities participated in the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness of women’s heart health. Associates dressed in red and helped residents do the same.


“It was really fun to see the level of participation and raise awareness for women's heart health,” said Cindy Anderson, director of business development for both facilities. “Wear Red Day® is especially important for health care workers, since so many of us are women and are dedicated to caring for others but may neglect our own signs and symptoms.”


“Blood donation and women’s heart health are important to our community,” said Paul Nimz, executive director of Life Care Center of Puyallup. “We were proud participants in both activities. It’s fun to add a little competition and camaraderie between our facilities, too.”

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