We need future you to show up.

Everyone wants to help during a crisis, and that’s a beautiful thing for which we are grateful. But after the COVID-19 crisis subsides we’ll still need blood, and desperately. Please make an appointment now to give then.

We need present you to make the appointment.

Our supply is healthy … at the moment. But blood has a short shelf life, so we’ll absolutely need you to donate in a few months. (Even if you wanted to donate this week, due to the social distancing policy, we have to manage donor flow and keep the number of appointments at a safe level.) Please follow through on your good intent and make an appointment now.


We will need your blood donations June through September

Our first priority is the health and safety of our donors, patients, staff, and the community as a whole. That’s why we are limiting the number of appointments we can take for donations at the present time. The future is wide open, however. Please schedule an appointment now following the links below.

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

  • You had/have a cough or fever, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, or any other unusual symptom
  • You or anyone in your household has been diagnosed with, or cared for anyone diagnosed with, COVID-19 
  • You traveled in the last two weeks by plane, train, or cruise ship

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

Schedule an appointment to donate

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. All Therapeutic appointments must be made directly through a Scheduler at 1-877-24-BLOOD.

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 one year 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 one year 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 one-year 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

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: 7:30am to 1pm
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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