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Eligible donors urged to give blood at North Creek Presbyterian Church blood drive

The Washington State Department of Health, alongside partners at Bloodworks Northwest, encourages eligible donors to continue to give blood. Growing concerns about COVID-19 is leading to a reduced amount of blood available for those in need.

Updated on May 2, 2020, from a March 12, 2020, Washington State Department of Health news release.

The Washington State Department of Health, alongside partners at Bloodworks Northwest, is encouraging eligible donors to continue to give blood.

Bloodworks Northwest partnered with the North Creek Presbyterian Church, located just west of Mill Creek Boulevard on 164th Street SE, to host a blood drive from April 29th to May 8th.

The blood drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th Street SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012.

Donations are by appointment only. Please sign up or check for other blood drives via this Bloodworks Northwest link: Donor Portal.

Growing concerns about COVID-19 is leading to an increased number of canceled blood drives, which is impacting the amount of blood available for those in need. This is creating a significant public health risk and puts our local blood supply in danger of collapse.

“Our region’s blood stores are extremely low. We should not let fear from one health issue create another,” Gov. Jay Inslee said.

He went on to say, “I encourage everyone to donate blood and help their communities.”

Donating blood is a safe activity and there is no risk of contracting coronavirus from the blood donation process. However, please do not donate if, in the last month, you have:

In addition, the normal donor screening process includes evaluation of your temperature, current health, and travel history. 

Donating blood saves lives. All types of blood are needed for cancer treatment, trauma cases, and many other situations. The process only takes an hour and actual donation time is about 10 minutes.

More information on coronavirus and donating blood is available from Bloodworks Northwest at www.bloodworksnw.org/coronavirus. For additional information on COVID-19, visit:

Washington State Department of Health
Snohomish Health District
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DOH has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

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