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Pop-Up @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 6 – August 28, 2020
300 North Winning Way
Portland, OR 97227

The Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Bloodworks Northwest are partnering to save lives in the Portland community! Portland’s storied arena transforms into a special Pop-Up Donor Center experience between July 6th and August 28th. Donors are asked to roll up their sleeves and provide a much needed lifeline for patients as blood donations historically take a dip during summer. Donations support local hospitals like Legacy, Providence and PeaceHealth.

First-time and repeat donors are urged to make their one-hour donation appointment today as a safe and essential action. In accordance with current social distancing guidelines, only scheduled appointments will be allowed. No walk-ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted onsite. Donors must bring a mask/face covering to their donation. All blood types are urgently needed, but Type O is especially in demand.

Special Donor Perk:
Let’s go Portland, lets go! Donate with Bloodworks at Veterans Memorial Coliseum between Aug 10 – 28 and be entered to win a Limited Edition Trail Blazers 50th Anniversary Vinyl Album! 5 winners will be chosen! Official Rules

Free Parking: Park in the North State lot on Winning Way in between N Benton Ave and N Larrabee Ave.

Notes: Repairs on the Steel Bridge will be conducted August 2 through 29. During that time, the top deck of the bridge will be closed to all auto, pedestrian, bus, and MAX traffic. The lower deck walkway will remain open. Through August 28, MAX Blue and Green Line trains will continue to run on NE Holladay to the Rose Quarter Transit Center where shuttles will take riders across the river. The MAX Red Line will only run between PDX and Gateway.

What is a Pop-Up Donor Center?

In order to follow social distancing requirements we have temporarily cancelled mobile blood drives.  A Pop-Up is a temporary center that has the required space to ensure we can properly distance our staff and donors safely and per the CDC and FDA requirements. They are at least 1000 square feet and allow for our equipment to remain set up overnight for generally 4-6 weeks.

Donors of all blood types are still needed every day to make an appointment to give blood in support of cancer patients, trauma victims, premature babies, or to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients, among others.

Have any questions? Contact us.

Your gift of blood, time or money saves lives.