"Running out of gas is inconvenient. Running out of blood is deadly. Bloodworks Northwest reports the local blood supply is running on fumes, while patient needs for Group O blood types and platelets are at their highest, and appealing to the community to donate blood now and throughout the summer. Bloodworks is at less than a single day supply of O Positive and O Negative – the two types required most for emergencies in trauma centers across the Pacific Northwest."
Local blood supply is at a dangerously low level and Bloodworks is urgently asking for your help. Please consider making an appointment today.
Read the full press release HERE
Dates keep being added so please
come back often!
We are hosting blood drives in the space across from Windermere
in partnership with Bloodworks Northwest who shared:
“In recent weeks we’ve noticed a decline in blood donations due to vaccine recipients thinking they are NOT eligible to donate – this is not true and we’re working to reverse that trend”
Patient usage is 5% above normal usage recently resulting in close to 700 additional units needed
Donations have decreased by 12% in the same time period which resulted in collecting 400 units below what we would normally expect
Our community’s blood supply is currently 1400 units below operational levels. We have less than a 24 hour supply for most blood types.
Our Type O Positive supply is currently 800 units below operational levels leaving us with less than a 24 hour supply
Our Type A Positive supply is currently 500 units below operational levels leaving us with less than a 24 hour supply
If you make an appointment -- PLEASE come! No-shows really mess things up...
No walks-ins, guests or people under 16 are permitted to come in. Social distancing protocols in place
+ please wear a mask