WEST SEATTLE SNOW: Urgent call for blood donors

If you can donate blood, our regional blood bank needs you now. The holidays are already a challenging time, and the snow has compounded that, according to this announcement Bloodworks Northwest asked us to publish:

Due to our recent snow/weather, the need for blood for our community is now urgent. Bloodworks Northwest Talking points:

· In the past three days, 55% of our appointments (966) weren’t able to come in due to the winter weather. We are seeing additional cancellations today.

· We have over 1,200 open appointments in the next 10 days.

· With the holidays and winter weather, donations have dropped by 1,400 units in the past 7 days. This is the smallest amount of donations we have seen since the pandemic began.

· Almost all blood types are at Emergency Levels, less than a day supply

If you can get to a Bloodworks Northwest donor center or pop-up safely, please give blood. We have many openings at upcoming West Seattle pop-ups. Please book your appointment at www.bloodworksnw.org

Here’s the list of West Seattle pop-ups – including three days next week at the Masonic Center in The Junction. (Or, if you can get downtown, they have appointments available up through 6:30 tonight.)

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SNOW: Urgent call for blood donors"

  • onion December 30, 2021 (5:42 pm)

    Thanks for the heads up. I just scheduled at the Masonic Lodge on Jan 13 as it didn’t show any open slots next week.

  • D December 30, 2021 (9:16 pm)

    Gay men still can’t donate blood, nor can women who’ve had sex with bi-men in the last 3 months. 

  • moo January 5, 2022 (5:00 pm)

    I was able to get an appointment this morning because of my rare blood type.  The team at bloodworks NW does a fantastic job.  Thank you to the Masonic Lodge for the free parking and hosting the event!

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