LocalHeat wave triggers blood shortage, donors needed now
NEW — 6 a.m. July 27, 2014
Puget Sound Blood Center issued an appeal for donors after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the recent heat wave.
During that week, more than a half-dozen blood drives were suspended or cancelled as temperatures soared.
Drives disrupted by the heat wave typically take place in community centers or places of worship not equipped with air conditioning. It takes about 900 donors per day to maintain a sufficient blood supply for more than 80 hospitals in the Pacific Northwest served by center.
SportsLakeside Recovery’s season ends at Legion district tournament
Lakeside Recovery had a largely successful regular season of Double-A American Legion baseball, but the end came surprisingly quick at last week’s Area 1 South District tournament.
Lakeside Recovery — comprised of 17-and-under players from Skyline, Issaquah and Newport high schools — opened the tourney with an 11-1 loss to Juanita, and didn’t find its groove in the next game either, suffering a season-ending 5-1 loss to the Monroe Legends on July 17 at Eastlake High School.
SchoolsIssaquah Chemistry Club wins competition
The Issaquah High School Chemistry Club took first place in the “Imagine Tomorrow” competition.
The club created a portable shower kit intended for use in countries that lack proper hygiene. It utilizes a filter system that reuses water from the shower that is cleaned before each use.