TODAY'S GREATEST NEED

O-Pos, O-Neg, A-Neg, and B-Neg blood types are currently in great need in area hospitals. Please set you date to donate today.

Inventory for a specific blood type can drastically change on a daily basis based on the usage in area hospitals. Please check back frequently for the day’s greatest needs. If you are healthy and eligible, we encourage you to Set a Date to donate today at crbs.net/donate/ to ensure the hospitals have an adequate supply of all blood types for any medical situation they are faced with.

the holidays, inclement weather, and the lack of donors, has left us in a critical state ....  

A shortage of  blood donations over the winter holidays has left our shelves scarce. With inclement weather coming our way, and people staying tucked inside, the need for blood donors will only increase. We are in a critical state right now and urge you to Set a Date to Donate this week. If you are healthy and have not donated in the past 56 days we would love to see you!

Blood centers around the country including Cascade Regional Blood Services, are all experiencing this severe blood shortages, specifically type O-Positive and O-Negative during this winter season. The flu epidemic, inclement weather, blood drive cancellations, and holiday traveling significantly decreases our donor base causing thousands of blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. Simply stated, blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.

When hospitals around the country need assistance, we can and will work with Blood Centers of America to provide lifesaving blood to those patients. Please help us build up our supply in the event that we are asked to assist. The most critical need right now is O Pos, O Neg, and B Neg; however, no matter your type, we welcome your support and generosity.

Set your date to donate at crbs.net or call 1-877-24-BLOOD.

Flu Season

An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter – the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades. This year the flu epidemic began months earlier than typical and has already reached epic proportions. With so many folks affected by the flu, our hospitals are often over-flowing with patients, and our blood centers struggle to keep up with the demand on the blood supply. When our donors are ill, it is challenging to keep our area hospitals stocked with the life-saving product. We encourage all healthy, eligible folks to donate blood throughout the winter months, so we can keep pace with the patients in need.

The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine, which is why Cascade Regional Blood Services provides the vaccine to our staff. We need to remain healthy so we are well enough to donate blood, and to protect our donors so they too stay healthy.

Despite seasonal illnesses, the need for blood remains constant and we rely on healthy donors to roll up their sleeves and give as often as possible throughout the flu season. Please get your flu vaccine every autumn, so you stay healthy and are eligible to donate blood this winter and spring.

According to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, everyone six months and older needs a flu vaccine each year. Vaccines are available at your doctor’s office and local pharmacy, or find a provider near you on the Health Map Vaccine website at vaccinefinder.org.

when tragedies strike around the country

We are deeply saddened by the senseless violence and tragic acts of nature around the country that impact our friends, family, neighbors, and those we have never met, and profoundly share their pain. Our heartfelt thoughts are with everyone who is impacted by these tragedies; the victims, their family & friends, the First Responders, the healthcare providers, and the entire community.

If hospitals in these states need assistance, we can and will work with Blood Centers of America to provide lifesaving blood to those patients. Please help us build up our supply in the event that we are asked to assist. The most critical need right now is O Pos, O Neg, and B Neg; however, no matter your type, we welcome your support and generosity.

Set your date to donate at crbs.net or call 1-877-24-BLOOD.

If you have specific questions about the flu vaccine or donating blood, please call 1-877-24-BLOOD and speak to a donor specialist.

“Thousands of lives in Pierce and King Counties have been saved because of Cascade Regional Blood Services’ blood products. Without their partnership and the dedication of blood donors, our ability to help these patients would be very challenging. We are grateful that Cascade Regional Blood Services provides all the blood products for our patients in our Puget Sound area hospitals.”

– Multicare Health System

Donation Centers

Tacoma Donor Center

220 South I Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-383-2553

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
253-841-4236

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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