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Blood Supply Drops to Emergency Levels
News Release – Aug. 17, 2017
Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors today after supplies fell to emergency levels – a one-day supply or less. Normal inventory is a four-day supply. For the safety and care of patients, Bloodworks has issued a “code-red” alert — urging blood donations now and through the next two weeks.

Heat Wave Threatens Blood Shortage
News Release – Aug. 3, 2017
Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the mounting heat wave.

Type O supply drops 37% in 10 days
News Release – July 11, 2017
Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors after the community supply for Type O blood — the most common blood type among people in the Northwest — plunged by 37% since the beginning of July, and now stands at 1,000 units below normal operating levels.

All too familiar with hospitals, local Boy Scout organizes blood drive
KOMO – July 5, 2017
When asked what the badges on his Boy Scout uniform represent, Seth Baker starts naming them off.

‘Walking Blood Bank’ Could Save Lives in Remote Areas
Voice of America – June 21, 2017
A blood network in the Pacific Northwest has developed a kit for transfusions in remote places that it says “takes the banking out of blood banking.”

Upcoming Events & Promotions

Good Things Come in Pints with Snoqualmie Ice Cream

This August, there are multiple ways to give blood and get a pint of Snoqualmie Ice Cream.

Upcoming Events: Available at all donor centers Aug. 4-6, 2017; available at select blood drives Aug. 1-31, 2017.

Give Blood, Go See the Seattle Storm
July 31-Aug. 6, 2017
Get two tickets to see the Seattle Storm when you register to give blood at our First Hill, North Seattle, Lynnwood, or Bellevue Donor Centers.

New Seasons Market Blood Drives
Register to donate at any New Seasons Market blood drive and get a bag of Zoka Coffee!
Upcoming events: Multiple locations in the Portland Metro Area, August 1- 31

Save Lives and Supercharge Your Career
Aug. 7-11, 2017
Register to give blood at the Seattle Central Donor Center and drop off your business card for a chance to win an invite to Seattle’s biggest young professional networking event of the year.

Give Blood, Attend the Seattle Children’s Theatre
Aug. 11, 2017
Get one free admission to a Seattle Children’s Theatre play when you register to give blood at the Seattle Center blood drive.

Pint for Pint: Brews
Give a pint of blood, get a pint at a local brewery.
Upcoming events:  Silverdale, Aug. 15-19; Tukwila, Sept. 4-9; Seattle Central, Sept. 4-10

Swim for Life 2017
Aug. 25, 2017
Now in its 20th year, Swim for Life is back with a brand new course! Register your team and conquer the peninsula. All proceeds go toward Bloodworks’ lifesaving programs.


South Sound Community Breakfast
Sept. 26, 2017

Your gift of blood, time or money saves lives.