Bloodworks Northwest is holding an Apheresis and Whole Blood Drive, Friday, May 11

On Friday, May 11 Bloodworks Northwest is hosting a blood and apheresis drive on the first floor of the Chinook Building, Room 123. The blood drive is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed between 11 to 11:45 a.m.  

To make an appointment, click here. For questions on eligibility, call 1-800-398-7888.

givebloodYou can also sign up for Apheresis:

Click here to make an appointment for platelets or call 1-800-398-7888 for plasma.  

  • To schedule a Platelet donation appointment online via same link above, select Plateletpheresis for a Platelet donation from the Donation Type drop down (default says Whole Blood).
  • To schedule a Plasma donation appointment call 1-800-398-7888. Only AB+ and AB- donors can donate plasma.
  • Appointments available at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • NO aspirin or aspirin containing products for 48 hours prior to donating platelets.

Here are some simple guidelines that will help you identify the best apheresis donation for your blood type.

  1. Platelets (O+, A+, B+): Platelets are essential from donors with these blood types and are often used to help cancer patients. They only last for 5 days!  The process takes about 2 hours.
  2. Plasma (AB+, AB-): AB types are the universal donors for plasma, which is often used to treat burn victims and others with serious trauma injuries. The process takes about 1 and a half hours. Only AB+, AB- can donate plasma.  Please call 1-800-398-7888 to schedule an appointment for plasma.

When you donate, please remember to eat a good meal, drink plenty of water, and bring a photo I.D.

For more information visit  www.BloodworksNW.org/drives (Sponsor Code: 6500). Follow Bloodworks Northwest on LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.

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