Need a reason for the fall season? How about turning someone’s life around with an hour of your time, a pint of your blood, and the promise of a free cookie?
To help ensure an ample blood supply this fall, Seattle Rep is hosting a blood drive on Monday, October 2 in the PONCHO Forum.
If you need assistance booking an appointment, please contact Bloodworks at 1.800.398.7888 or email email@example.com
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.
- Masking: Bloodworks Northwest is now a mask-optional environment for donors and staff, except for locations where the blood drive organizer requires masking. Bloodworks will continue to offer complimentary masks for those who need or choose to wear one.
- Appointments: Scheduled appointments only at all Bloodworks donor centers and mobile drives. Same day appointments are available at most locations.
- Visitors: For safety reasons, we kindly request no visitors under 16 at our donation sites. Space is limited in our lobbies, so other visitors may be asked to wait outside.
- Blood donation is a critical part of public health. The safety of donors, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. Bloodworks continues to follow strict safety and cleaning protocols.
- COVID-19 Vaccine & Blood Donation: Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine does not impact your ability to give blood. You may donate immediately after receiving the COVID vaccine as long as you are feeling well and all other donor criteria are met. Read more about Bloodworks' COVID safety protocols here.
Advocate: Federal Blood Donation Eligibility
Seattle Rep feels 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.
In May 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally announced its decision to implement gender-inclusive, individual risk assessment of all blood donors to reduce the risk of HIV in the blood supply.
An individual risk assessment of all donors will maintain the safety of the blood supply, make blood donation more inclusive, ensure all donors are treated equally, and enable more people the opportunity to donate blood.
Bloodworks joins blood centers across America supporting final FDA guidance implementing individual blood donor assessments based on science. Bloodworks and its LGBTQ community partners continue to urge the FDA to change their MSM donation deferral based on testing reliability and the latest medical science to ensure the continued safety of the community blood supply. Bloodworks Northwest will implement the new FDA guidance. beginning Dec 6.
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.