BELLEVUE -- I met the nicest volunteer at the Puget Sound Blood Center. Walter said when 9-11 happened, he and his wife "had to do something." That something was volunteering at the Blood Center. Walter donated his first unit of blood at the age of 15 after his mother received 50 units fighting an illness back in 1947. She passed away, but the family was still obligated to donate what she had used. Walter rolled up his sleeve and his father cajoled co-workers at the office to donate as well. Things are different today, but one thing remains the same. There will always be a need for blood and there's only one way to get it -- from you.