HOLIDAY HELP NEEDED: Can you donate blood Saturday?

Bloodworks Northwest sent this “urgent alert” for a donation event on the 4th of July:

Blood Donations Needed Over 4th of July Weekend!

Bloodworks NW has partnered with Seattle Seahawks and Seafair to host a Pop-up Blood Donor Center at CenturyLink Field. Tomorrow, July 4th, there are still 35 donor appointments available. Our state is in a blood crisis and your blood is needed to service our local hospitals and patients. Please make your blood donation for tomorrow at and use code SEAF – All donors who sign up by the 11th receive a $20 grocery gift card and will be entered into win a Seahawks Swag Bag that includes a full-sized authentic helmet autographed by Tyler Lockett and a 12 Flag autographed by Bobby Wagner.

5 Replies to "HOLIDAY HELP NEEDED: Can you donate blood Saturday?"

  • West Seattle Blood Donor July 3, 2020 (8:03 pm)

    OK, full disclosure:  I am a regular blood donor.  It is truly blood-chilling (pun intended) that Bloodworks Northwest is doing something as totally unusual as a sports pop-up to address a worsening blood shortage crisis in our very own state.  People fully expect that there will be a blood transfusion available for them in a life-or-death emergency.  Well, only if there are healthy donors!!!  JUST DO IT – DONATE!  It is safe, fast and easy and honestly just a fleeting little poke.  I just signed up myself.  You will feel so empowered in these out-of-control times! THANK YOU!!!

    • heartless July 3, 2020 (8:33 pm)

      I would if I could;  thank YOU for donating.

  • Nancy July 4, 2020 (4:47 pm)

    I would if I could reliably get there on time for an appointment.  In light of WS bridges being out, Red Cross needs to come to WS.

    • WSB July 4, 2020 (5:05 pm)

      There was a blood drive many days last month in West Seattle – we wrote about it a couple times. As for getting there on time, really, you CAN get off and on the peninsula. Peak hours are undeniably uglier but for example, two weeks ago on a weekday morning, we left the house at 8:25 and got (via the Roxbury corridor and the South Park Bridge) to East Marginal/Spokane in 20 minutes.

    • Renee Thorkelson July 5, 2020 (12:20 am)

      In this community, Bloodworks NW collects the blood, tests, processes, distributes, and within King County performs compatibility testing for transfusions at many hospitals. The Red Cross does not keep blood in this area and community.Die to Covid, mobiles have been limited but not eliminated. Keep an eye out for mobiles coming to WS/WC.  

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