Herzl-Ner Tamid, in partnership with Stroum Jewish Community Center, is providing an opportunity for the community to help support patients in need at local hospitals with a pop-up blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8, 9 and 11. The donor center will be located at 3700 E. Mercer Way.
Donors can schedule their appointments at https://tinyurl.com/ayv5w2df.
No walk-ins, guests or people under age 16 are permitted onsite, and masks are worn by all donors and staff. There is a two-week deferral for donation after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
The recent snowstorm resulted in more than 800 Bloodworks Northwest donor cancellations.
“The snowstorm hit us at a time when our community blood supply is already experiencing a surge in hospital usage,” said Bloodworks President and CEO Curt Bailey. “Blood and platelet shortages like we’re experiencing now jeopardize the availability of blood for our local hospitals and trauma centers. The community must donate in the days and weeks ahead to rebuild the supply for patients who depend on lifesaving transfusions.”