Politics & Government

Senate staff leader inspires blood donations

Donors gave 50 units of blood last week at the Legislative Building to patients in need of transfusions at a drive inspired by Secretary of the Senate Hunter Goodman.

That was the most of any Capitol Campus blood drive, a Puget Sound Blood Center spokesman said. A unit is typically a pint of blood.

Goodman was diagnosed in 2012 with renal cell carcinoma, a kidney cancer, not long before being hired as the Senate’s top administrator. Goodman told blood donors multiple transfusions helped save his life.

People can still donate. To learn how to give blood, visit the blood center’s website.