Idea for a New Year's Resolution: Be a Regular Blood Donor

Thursday, January 4, 2018

A blood drive reminds us that we have so much to be thankful for— especially our health. Every blood donor is a potential lifesaver. Every unit of whole blood collected is typically separated into blood’s components-- platelets, plasma, cryoprecipitate, and red cells-- and can benefit up to three patients.

Bloodworks supports 90 hospitals in the Northwest. Blood is needed every day to meet the needs of patients having surgery, organ transplants, receiving cancer treatment, or therapies for blood disorders.

Bloodworks needs 30 donors right now. Can you be one of them?

Bus at the Richmond Beach Fire Safety Center
1851 NW Richmond Beach Rd, Shoreline 98177

Saturday, January 6
10am to 4pm (lunch break 12pm to 1pm)

To make an appointment, call 800-398-7888 or sign up online

Walk-ins Welcome! Bring a photo I.D.

FAQ’s: (Frequently Asked Questions)
  • Yes, you CAN donate if you’ve had a flu shot.
  • Yes, you CAN donate if you’ve had a tattoo in the past 12 months – as long as it was performed in a licensed facility in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, or California
  • Yes, you CAN donate if you are a diabetic – as long as you are healthy you are able to give
  • Yes, you CAN donate if you are taking blood pressure medicine, as long as your blood pressure is within range
  • Yes, you CAN donate 6 weeks after pregnancy.
  • And there is NO upper age limit – as long as you are healthy and have a beating heart you’re eligible!

More questions? Call Bloodworks Northwest at 800-398-7888 ext. 2

Be a life saver!


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