Blood Drives! I say that with excitement because I am very happy that Portland Roasting has taken on hosting blood drives multiple times a year. The thought of giving blood leaves many people squeamish and often sick to their stomach. We all hear about the need for blood when catastrophes happen and we think “Well, I don’t live there so there is no way that I can make a difference”. The truth is that you CAN still make a difference regardless of where you live in relation to that catastrophe. Blood will get shipped state to state to help out when tragedies happen and there is a need in Oregon for blood as well.