What is the Antibody Test?

An antibody test screens for antibodies in your blood, which are formed when fighting an infection, like COVID-19. An antibody test assesses whether your immune system has responded to the infection, not if the virus is currently present. The COVID-19 antibody test is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Donors who test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may have the unique opportunity to help patients fighting the disease.

All Donations will be tested for COVID-19 Antibodies through January 31, 2021.

Donors will be notified of their results by mail, within 7-10 business days. Please do not call our centers for results, as these cannot be shared over the phone. 

What You Need to Know.


Our first priority is the health and safety of our donors, patients, staff, and the community as a whole. We are governed by the FDA and have always had the highest safety standards. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have put additional safety measures in place and are following the guidelines set by CDC, FDA, and Governor Inslee, and continue to monitor the situation. 

Donors please do not donate today if any of the following apply to you within the last 14 days:

  • Persistent Cough
  • Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
  • Or at least two of these symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Headache
    • Sore Throat
    • Congestion or Runny Nose
    • Muscle Pain
    • New Loss of Taste or Smell
    • Nausea or Vomiting
    • Diarrhea

We would love to see you in 14 days! Please schedule an appointment below.

Set. Keep. Repeat.

Everyone wants to help during a crisis, and that’s a beautiful thing for which we are grateful. Our community always steps up in time of need to save patients in our area hospitals, but we never know when a tragedy or pandemic will occur. It’s the blood that was donated a few days ago that saves lives today, and since blood has a short shelf live, we need you to become a Donor for Life.  A donor that gives every 56 days. SET ~ KEEP ~ REPEAT every 56 days. Follow the links below to schedule your appointment online.

All Therapeutic treatments MUST call 1-877-24-BLOOD to speak with a receptionist for appointment availability. Please do not attempt to make an appointment online. Thank you.

To schedule an appointment to donate whole blood:

First select one of our donation centers below. You will be redirected to signup.com to view availability and select a date and time for your appointment.

We frequently receive questions about eligibility to donate blood. We have compiled answers to some of the most common questions. If you need more information or would like to discuss eligibility further, please don’t hesitate to contact a donor specialist at 1-877-24-BLOOD.

If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you will need a signed parental permission to donate form.

You must weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood.

Your blood pressure must be between 180/100 and 90/50. Most high blood pressure medications are acceptable.

Whole blood can be donated every 56 days. Platelets can be donated every seven days, up to 24 times a year. Plasma can be donated every 28 days.

It is important to eat a substantial meal and drink plenty of water or juice before donating. Avoid beverages with caffeine or alcohol before donating. It is also important to be well rested.

Travel to tourist areas in most parts of the world is acceptable. You may be deferred for three months if you have traveled to a malarial risk area. Ask a donor specialist for the most recent information.

You must wait 72 hours after a root canal, tooth extractions or periodontal procedure. There is no waiting period for cleanings or fillings.

There is no deferral period after a flu shot if you are symptom-free. However, other immunizations may have a two to four week deferral period.

You may donate six weeks after the end of your pregnancy, but not during.

If you have diabetes, and your condition is controlled by diet, oral medication or insulin, you may donate. For specific questions, please contact a donor specialist.

If symptom-free for at least six months, some donors with heart disease, recent heart surgery, heart attacks or CVAs are eligible to donate. This is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

People who have been successfully treated for some types of cancer are eligible to donate.

You are eligible to donate after receiving a tattoo if the tattoo was performed in a licensed commercial establishment in Washington state. If you do not meet those criteria, you must wait three months to donate after getting a tattoo. Professional body and ear piercings are also acceptable when performed at a licensed commercial establishment. Otherwise, these are a three month deferral.

You must be off antibiotics for 48 hours and symptom free before donating blood. Antibiotics taken in low doses for preventative treatment or acne may be okay.

Hormones, antidepressants, cholesterol, most blood pressure medications and other prescription medications are acceptable, as long as you are feeling well.

Cascade Regional Blood Services is your community blood center.

We have proudly supplied blood products to MultiCare Health System hospitals and health centers in Pierce and South King Counties since 1946. Volunteer donors supply 100 percent of the blood used at our community hospitals.

Donation Centers

Temporary Whole Blood Donor Center in Gig Harbor - January 2, 2021 - March 31, 2021

11430 51st Ave. NW,
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Monday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 7:30am to 1pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm

11430 51st Ave. NW | Gig Harbor | WA 98332

Tacoma Donor Center

220 South I Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Monday: 9am to 5:30pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am to 5:30pm
Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday: 7am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am to 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Federal Way Donor Center

909 South 336th St, Ste B-102
Federal Way, WA 98003
Calling from King County: 253-945-7974
Calling from Pierce County: 253-815-7740

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9am to 4pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday: 7am to 4pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Puyallup Donor Center

615 East Pioneer Ave, Ste 114
Puyallup, WA 98372

Monday: 9am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 5pm
Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday: 7am to 5pm
Saturday: 7:30am to 1pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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