Now, more than ever, hospitals are depending on our community to come together to help those in need by giving blood. Donating blood is essential, safe, and remains an encouraged activity. Local blood supplies are fast declining and Bloodworks Northwest is bracing for even higher blood demand as COVID-19 numbers surge and a shortage of donors as we approach the winter flu season.
While there are many uncertainties in the months ahead, one thing that remains constant is the need for blood.
Sign Up & Important Details
- Monday, December 21 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 23 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
PONCHO Forum at Seattle Rep
155 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109
Enter through the main Patron Services Office entrance at the corner of 2nd Ave N. and Mercer St. Find directions and parking information here.
First-time and repeat donors are urged to make their one-hour donation appointment today as a safe and essential action to support local patients. 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 are asked to bring a mask to their donation. If you've recently received your seasonal flu shot, there is no wait to donate.
Bloodworks is testing all blood donations for COVID* antibodies December 9-31, 2020. Donors will be notified of the results by mail within two weeks of donation. Find more information about antibody testing here. *Bloodworks is testing all whole blood donors for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID.
We will be following local and national health guidelines at all times. Hand sanitizer and restrooms will be available at all times. You can learn more about the health and safety steps that Bloodworks Northwest is taking here.
Need help booking your appointment or additional information? Contact Bloodworks Northwest at 1.800.398.7888 or visit www.bloodworksnw.org.
Advocate: Federal Blood Donation Eligibility
We feel the need to acknowledge the ways in which federal blood donation eligibility criteria discriminates against certain members of the LGBTQ+ community, especially gay, bisexual, and pansexual men. There are several ongoing advocacy efforts to address these policies.
If you are ineligible to donate blood, you may be eligible to join the Be The Match registry for blood stem cell donations. Find out more and register here.
About Bloodworks Northwest
Bloodworks Northwest is an independent, non-profit organization harnessing donor gifts to provide a safe, lifesaving blood supply to 95% of hospitals in the Pacific Northwest.