Submitted by: Ferndale Chamber of Commerce

The blood supply is at risk. You can help.

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

The normal donor screening process includes evaluation of your temperature, current health, and travel history. All blood drives are organized to increase social distancing and follow state guidelines on gatherings.

Blood drives are a critical component of public health and safety. Donating blood saves lives. All types of blood are needed for cancer treatment, trauma cases, and many other situations.

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

For other drive locations or questions about eligibility: BloodworksNW.org or call 800-398-7888

Some centers will have extended/modified hours through March 31 to accommodate more donors.

Tuesday, March 24 | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pioneer Pavilion 2007 Cherry Street

Social distancing procedures will be in place, and a maximum of 15 people will be allowed in the Pavilion at once. It’s a large space and we will be spread out. 

Sign up for your time slot now!

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