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Blood Donation Is An Essential Activity and Encouraged Activity

Potential blood donors are exempt from stay-at-home orders in Washington and Oregon, which do not include essential health services, such as those provided by Bloodworks Northwest and its donors. To meet community needs we’ve shifted from welcoming walk-ins to scheduled appointments only at all Bloodworks Donor Centers – to keep everyone safe. Additionally, we’ve spaced out center appointments, paused all mobile blood drives (buses and inside drives) until April 12, and no one under age 16 is permitted on-site. These measures ensure safe social distancing and a safe, controlled experience at our centers for all donors and staff. It’s important for donors to keep their appointments, and make future appointments in April and May now to ensure blood stays available in our community as we weather this pandemic together. More Info On Covid-19

UPDATE: On April 2, 2020 the FDA issued a new guidance on deferral criteria for a number of areas, including a revised deferral period for men who have sex with men (MSM); Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, tattoos/piercings, travel, and others. We applaud the FDA’s decision an important step toward creating an equal opportunity to save lives. Bloodworks is working quickly to assess our timeline to implement these changes so more donors have the opportunity to give blood to support local patients. Read announcement.

We’re really sorry for the long hold times! Our contact center team remains open Monday – Saturday, however, we are experiencing higher than normal call and email volume, so our wait times and reply times are longer than usual. If you’re able, leave us a message at schedule@bloodworksnw.org. We appreciate your patience and will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you to our amazing community for your patience and desire to help local patients.

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What do I need to know?
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Donating blood is a safe, simple process and each blood donation has the potential to save 3 lives.

What can I donate?
What can I donate?

There are several ways to donate, depending on what works best for you.

What happens to my blood?
What happens to my blood?

As soon as it’s collected, your blood works to save lives.

Your donation saves lives.

Blood donation gave her a life.

With the help of hundreds of blood donors and nearly 1,000 units of blood components, Elaine beat the odds and lived long enough to benefit from a new treatment for the disorder.

Donations and testing got him through.

After his liver failed, it took 23 units of blood and the support of the Blood Center’s Specialty Diagnostics Laboratories to sustain Gary Arvan through his liver transplant surgery.

Cord blood donation.

Lisa sat down with her son James and shared the news that the special blood from his birth was going to help save a little boy. “He knew just how serious the situation was.”

Your gift of blood, time or money saves lives.