In June, the City of Snoqualmie partnered with BloodWorks Northwest to bring a pop-up blood drive to the Snoqualmie Valley.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, BloodWorks Northwest – which provides about 95% of the blood used by local hospitals – altered its usual donation model to provide safer donation sites for donors and its staff during the statewide stay home order.
[See our earlier article on the Pop-up Blood Drive and Mayor Larson’s COVID-19 antibody plasma donation]
The Snoqualmie City Hall pop-up blood donation event was a big success, with residents filling all appointment slots during the 4-day event held June 22nd-25th.
BloodWorks Northwest said it was able to donate 82 pints of blood to patients in need as a direct result of the Snoqualmie drive.
Donor Resource Representative Landon Bennett explained, “Those units were broken into three components – red blood cells, plasma, and platelets – meaning up to 246 patients in local hospitals were served thanks to donors at the pop-up.”
Another Snoqualmie pop-up blood drive is in the works for late August, when donors from June’s drive are eligible to donate again. We’ll keep you posted if and when that happens.
Blood donations continue to serve a critical role in community health – and even more so during the on-going pandemic.
BloodWorks Northwest said anyone looking to donate at one of their donor centers, or other pop-ups, can find available appointments at schedule.bloodworksnw.org.
Nice Job, Snoqualmie Valley!