Cascade Regional Blood Services believes in a strong relationship with the community. Find out what is happening in your area and how you can help!

March of Diapers (in conjunction with Machinist Union 751)

Cascade Regional Blood Services is proud to partner with March of Diapers and Machinist Union 751 for the March of Diapers Campaign. Diapers and wipes are not covered by social welfare systems, such as WIC or food stamps, because they are considered a “hygiene” item. Social service agencies continually face shortages of these basic needs, and families are sometimes forced to use only one diaper per day for their babies and toddlers, or wash out a disposable and reuse it.

1 in 20 mothers/caregivers who has had to cut back on other purchases to pay for diapers has reused a disposable diaper. In the U.S., 42% of mothers living in poverty regularly run out of clean diapers for their infants.  These babies can experience diaper rash, infections, and other health problems. Babies with severe diaper rashes often cry more – more crying coupled with the stress of living in need can lead to child abuse. Babies who cry excessively are the most likely to be victims of shaken baby syndrome…

Together we can help babies in our communities ‘One Tush at a Time’. Please join us by donating these much-needed essentials at one of our three Donor Centers in Tacoma, Puyallup, and Federal Way throughout the month of March. All sizes of diapers are  needed and are greatly appreciated.

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Build-a-Backpack / United Way School Supply Drive

Each autumn, students return to school with a heart full of hope, and a backpack full of supplies. These notebooks, pencils, paper, binders, art supplies, and personal items are a critical part of learning and create the foundation for success. However, the supply lists are rather lengthy and purchasing all of these materials can be quite expensive. For families struggling to make ends meet the added expense of preparing their student for school can cause quite a financial burden.

Cascade Regional Blood Services believes every student should be equipped to succeed in the classroom, which is why we are honored to partner with the United Way and participate in the annual School Supply Drive. Sometimes building bright futures for our students starts with something as simple as a fully-stocked backpack so they enter school with confidence and the tools they need to thrive.

Please help us make a difference in the lives of area students and Build-a-Backpack by donating school supplies at one of our three Donor Centers throughout July and August. Area retailers often have lists available; however, these items are always in need:

  • Backpacks
  • Binders
  • Notebooks
  • Marble Composition Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Notebook Filler Paper
  • Index Cards
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Pens (Blue or Black ink)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Kleenex Tissue

Thanksgiving Food Drive

There is nothing quite like a Thanksgiving feast: a juicy turkey, chestnut stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes smothered in creamy gravy, roasted vegetables, fluffy rolls, and of course grandma’s famous pumpkin pie with hand-whipped cream. Yum!

We all look forward to gathering the family around and making the holidays a little something special. At Cascade Regional Blood Services we know how important it is to come together and join forces for the good and well-being of others. That’s what we do. That’s what our dedicated donors do. That’s what makes our cities close communities and our neighbors our friends.

To ensure that our neighbors have enough food for the holidays and tummies are full during the tough winter months, we are collecting non-perishable food items in all three of our Donor Centers throughout October and November.  Donated items will be divided up and distributed to area food banks in Auburn, Puyallup, Tacoma, Federal Way, and surrounding areas. Together, let’s ‘can’ hunger!

Salvation Army Giving Trees

The magic of the holiday season sparkles in the eyes of children and adults alike when presented with a gift that has been carefully selected and wrapped with love. However, at Cascade Regional Blood Services, we think the real joy is in the giving! It is such a pleasure to spread a bit of cheer to families in our communities that could use our support.

Since 1979 the Salvation Army has provided holiday gifts for seniors and children in local communities. Cascade Regional Blood Services has been privileged to work alongside this outstanding organization for many years, and we invite you to join in the festivities.

Giving Trees will be in our Tacoma and Puyallup Donor Centers the first couple of weeks in December. You are welcome to select a tag and purchasing gifts for your selected recipient. Please wrap the gifts for seniors, but leave the children’s gifts unwrapped and return to the Donor Center.

2020 Blood Drive of the Month

  • JANUARY: Central Wastewater | Tacoma
  • FEBRUARY: Western State Hospital | Lakewood
  • MARCH: Fred Meyer | James Center Tacoma
  • APRIL: MultiCare Health System
    • Allenmore Hospital | Tacoma
    • Good Samaritan Hospital | Puyallup
    • Tacoma General Hospital | Tacoma
    • Auburn Medical Center | Auburn
    • Covington Medical Center | Covington
  • MAY:  Eatonville Community Center | Eatonville
  • JUNE: City of Fircrest Public Safety | Fircrest
  • JULY:
  • AUGUST: 

2019 Donor Award Winners

  • Whole Blood Donor of the Year:  Thomas Alswager
  • Baby Blood | ECMO Donor of the Year: Rebecca Davis
  • Automated Donor of the Year: Brett Lawrence
  • Plasma Donor of the Year: Michael Orosz
  • School Blood Drive of the Year: University of Washington | Tacoma
  • Church Blood Drive of the Year: Bethany Baptist Church
  • Community Blood Drive of the Year Coordinator: Kelsey Patterson
  • Community Inspiration Award: Julie Door

2019 Blood Drive of the Month

  • JANUARY: Pierce County Planning and Public Works | Tacoma
  • FEBRUARY: Momentum Chiropractic and Anthem Coffee & Tea | Puyallup
  • MARCH:  Ford Middle School | Tacoma
  • APRIL:  Peaks and Pints | Tacoma
  • MAY:  Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics | Puyallup
  • JUNE: Milgard Windows & Doors | Fife
  • JULY: Champions Centre | Tacoma
  • AUGUST: Tacoma Subaru | Tacoma
  • SEPTEMBER: Burkhart Dental Supply | Tacoma
  • OCTOBER: Print NW | Tacoma
  • NOVEMBER: St. Nicholas Catholic Church | Gig Harbor
  • DECEMBER: City of Puyallup | Puyallup

High School / College Partners

  • Auburn Mountainview High School
  • Auburn Riverside High School
  • Bates Technical College
  • Bellarmine Preparatory School
  • Bethel High School
  • Bonney Lake High School
  • Cascade Christian High School
  • Challenger High School
  • Charles Wright Academy
  • Chief Leschi Schools
  • Clover Park Technical College
  • Clover Park High School
  • Concordia Christian Academy
  • Covenant High School
  • Curtis High School
  • Decatur High School
  • Eatonville High School
  • Emerald Ridge High School
  • Evergreen Lutheran High School
  • Federal Way High School
  • Franklin Pierce High School
  • Gates High School
  • Gig Harbor High School
  • Graham-Kapowsin High School
  • Green River College
  • Henderson Bay High School
  • Kentlake High School
  • Kent-Meridian High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Mt. Tahoma High School
  • Muckleshoot Tribal School
  • Oakland High School
  • Orting High School
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Peninsula High School
  • Pierce College – Puyallup
  • Pierce College – Fort Steilacoom
  • Pierce County Skills Center
  • Puyallup High School
  • Rainier School
  • Rogers High School
  • School of Industrial Design Engineering and Art
  • Science and Math Institute
  • Spanaway Lake High School
  • Stadium High School
  • Steilacoom High School
  • Sumner High School
  • Tacoma Community College – Gig Harbor
  • Tacoma School of the Arts
  • Tahoma Senior High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Truman High School
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington – Tacoma
  • Walker High School
  • Washington High School
  • White River High School
  • Wilson High School