Cascade Regional Blood Services is Transitioning Operations

After nearly eight decades of partnering with thousands of Pierce County donors to deliver lifesaving blood to local hospitals and patients in need, Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS) has decided to close its doors by February 29, 2024 and is supporting Bloodworks Northwest as it continues the mission to meet Pierce County’s needs by encouraging donors to keep giving locally. Donors can show their support for patients needing blood at MultiCare Health System by donating with CRBS by February 29 or by donating with Bloodworks Northwest going forward.

CRBS is Transitioning

After nearly eight decades of partnering with thousands of Pierce County donors to deliver lifesaving blood to local hospitals and patients in need, Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS) has decided to close its doors by February 29, 2024 and is supporting Bloodworks Northwest as it continues the mission to meet Pierce County’s needs by encouraging donors to keep giving locally. Donors can show their support for patients needing blood at MultiCare Health System by donating with CRBS by February 29 or by donating with Bloodworks Northwest going forward.

Schedule a Donation at Your Local Blood Center:

Schedule a Donation at Your Local Blood Center:

Need a Little Help?

For assistance finding or booking an appointment,
questions about eligibility to donate or more, contact:

Cascade Blood Services: 877-24-BLOOD

Bloodworks Northwest: 800-398-7888
Email us at [email protected]

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Need a Little Help?

For assistance finding or booking an appointment, questions about eligibility to donate or more, contact:

Cascade Blood Services:
877-24-BLOOD

Bloodworks Northwest:
800-398-7888

Email us at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions:

THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD IN OUR REGION. Keep our community blood supply circulating locally by scheduling an appointment at either Cascade Blood Services Donor Centers in Tacoma or Puyallup by February 29, 2024, or at Bloodworks Northwest Donor Centers and blood drives near you.

Who will be supplying the blood for patients in Pierce County?

Bloodworks will be the new, exclusive provider of blood components to MultiCare Health System starting March 1. CRBS, Bloodworks, and MultiCare are working closely on this transition to provide the best possible service for patients and families. Volunteer blood donors are the only source of blood, so it’s important you keep giving locally by donating with CRBS by February 29 or joining the donor community with Bloodworks now and in the future.

How do I book an appointment to donate?

To book an appointment with CRBS by February 29, call 877-24-BLOOD or schedule online here. To book an appointment with Bloodworks Northwest, please call 800-398-7888 or schedule online here.

Will I have to create new account with Bloodworks?

Yes, all donors must create a new donor portal account with Bloodworks the first time you donate. You will need to create a new account the first time you donate. However, the experience should be very similar to what you’re used to!

Will my past donations with CRBS count towards my Bloodworks lifetime donations?

Yes! You can add your donation total after your first donation with Bloodworks or immediately if you’ve donated with Bloodworks before and already have a donor account. Please contact 800-398-7888 to update your donation history and book future appointments.

Will there still be blood drives near me?

Bloodworks will be adding more donation opportunities in Pierce County in the days and weeks ahead. Bloodworks has centers in Federal Way and Olympia and mobile blood drives in Pierce County.

How do I schedule or host a blood drive?

CRBS welcomes people who wish to donate as a group at our Tacoma and Puyallup donor centers in February to book individual appointments. Groups wishing to host a mobile blood drive are encouraged to reach out to Bloodworks Northwest: https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/host-blood-drive

What will happen to local partners and donor groups?

CRBS looks forward to introducing its partners and donor groups to Bloodworks Northwest.

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