Hi Bay Areans, and particularly San Francisco folks: I just got a call from Blood Centers of the Pacific because I've been donating whole blood with them for 20-plus years. It's very unusual to get a call requesting blood on a Sunday, but their supply of whole blood is just about depleted due to a single surgery that took 23 units.
If you are in the vicinity of one of their centers and you're eligible, willing, and able to give blood, please consider making an appointment in the next few days.
I don't live or work near a center anymore, but I will probably try to make some time to get over to the city and give. I hope you'll join me.