If this past week’s traumatic events in Washougal have taught us anything, it might be that life can take some tragic and unexpected turns, and put us in situations we never imagined possible. The truth is, we really never know what may lie just around that corner or behind that door.
But there are ways to prepare for some of the devastating situations we and others encounter in life.
A story on page A6 of today’s Post-Record profiles a local father and son who are doing their part to help make sure that when a medical emergency happens, resources provided by organizations like the American Red Cross and the Puget Sound Blood Center will be available.
Jim and Joel Boline, a retired Camas paper mill worker and his son, have donated blood multiple times, and they are hoping to inspire other local residents to do the same. They say blood donations are especially needed during the holidays.
“Donations tend to go down, but the demand is constant,” Jim said. “A lot of supplies are at almost critical levels.”