Donor Eligibility Rules

Eligibility rules have changed

Cascade Regional Blood Services has made some changes to donor eligibility based on new FDA guidance. The FDA revised several policies based on completed studies and epidemiological data.

In summary, the following changes have been implemented:

  • Deferrals for certain HIV risks factors have been reduced from a 12 month deferral to a 3 month deferral
  • Certain malaria risk factors have also been reduced from a 12 month deferral to a 3 month deferral
  • The deferral requirement for donors who have spent time at military bases in Europe due to potential risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob, or Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob, has been lifted for some areas. Please inquire to learn if you are now eligible.

If you have a current deferral, and have questions about your eligibility, please call 1-877-24-BLOOD and speak to one of our Donor Specialists.

To read more about the FDA changes, click the link below for the full announcement.

FDA gives final guidance for Individual Assessment of All Blood Donors

Cascade Regional Blood Services is excited to share that the FDA recently finalized recommendations to update blood donor eligibility for blood centers across the U.S. We are committed to changing with the new FDA guidance which supports a donor community that reflects the vibrant and diverse community we serve.  Additional information on the implementation timeline will be shared in the weeks ahead.

Read more about the FDA changes

Summer of Saving Lives Tour


We’re collecting blood for our local hospitals at blood drives all summer long. Join us this summer and let’s save some lives together!



August 17

Tacoma Donor Center – 12-4pm

August 29

Puyallup Donor Center – 12-4pm

iGive. iGame.


We’re out for blood.

“We’re proud to partner with Blood Centers of America and its members on this life-saving initiative,” said Team Liquid’s CEO, Steve Arhancet. “Our fans are such a supportive, tight-knit community, and now we’re calling on them to help us accomplish something bigger than what we could achieve in any competition. Collectively, we have the opportunity to make a measurable impact on communities as well as save lives.”

Join esports, Team Liquid and Cascade Regional Blood Services at select Heal for Real Blood Drives, and Monday – Saturday, August 5-27, in one our three donor centers located in Tacoma, Puyallup, and Federal Way. This exclusive Heal for Real campaign includes a limited edition Team Liquid goes red t-shirt (Team Liquid’s jerseys are typically blue & white) and the chance to win exclusive Team Liquid merch and a Dell Alienware Gaming PC!  

Donors that register to Heal for Real

Will receive:

  • An exclusive RED Team Liquid Heal for Real t-shirt (while supplies last)
  • A CRBS iGame.iGive decal

And will be automatically entered for exclusive giveaways to win:

  • A Dell Alienware Aurora Gaming Compact Mid-Tower; valued at $900.00

How to Heal for Real:

  • Make an appointment online using the red Heal for Real button on the right-hand side.
    • Please note the Donor Scheduler’s process for appointments.
    • Appointments may be made day of
  • Keep the appointment you set and register to donate at that location.
  • Upon registration at the drive or center state, ‘I am here to Heal for Real’. 
  • Walk-ins are not eligible for Team Liquid promo items and giveaways.
  • One t-shirt per HfR donation (while supplies last).
  • Additional entries for the AlienWare PC when you donate and bring your friends and family. See below.

Have you already donated to Heal for Real?

Gather your friends & family for another chance to win the AlienWare PC!

Have them:

  • Set a Heal for Real appointment online.
  • Appointments may be made day of
  • Keep their appointment at the appropriate center and register to donate.
  • Tell the receptionist that they are donating on your behalf (stating your name), so you get ‘credit’ for the donation.

They will:

  • An exclusive RED Team Liquid Heal for Real t-shirt (while supplies last).
  • A CRBS iGame.iGive decal.
  • An entry for the Dell Alienware Aurora Gaming Compact Mid-Tower; valued at $900.00.

And you will receive:

  • An additional entry in the AlienWare Gaming PC giveaway.
    • One additional entry for each donor that donates on your behalf.
  • The satisfaction of knowing you helped save countless lives.

About Team Liquid

Team Liquid was founded in 2000 as a clan on the gaming platform, and has evolved into one of the leading international multigame esports teams with training centers in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Los Angeles, California. Team Liquid has over 65 athletes competing across 17 distinct games, including all major esports titles, such as DOTA 2, League of Legends, CS:GO, Fortnite, PUBG and more.

Led by Co-CEOs Steve Arhancet and Victor Goossens, Team Liquid is one of the most successful esports teams in the Western market in terms of competitive achievement and fan engagement across multiple sports. Their League of Legends franchise is undefeated in North America in 2018 and 2019, claiming LCS titles in back-to-back splits and a second place finish at the international tournament the Mid-Season Invitational, while their CS:GO team is currently ranked #1 in the world. For more information:

In addition to the premier esports team franchise, Liquid Enterprises operates various business units created to complement its esports athletic brand. This includes Influencer management agency, Liquipedia, Liquid Media, and 1UP Studios, the full service production company known for its high-quality esports documentary style film making, and creative commercial content.


In a Donor Center

Dates: Monday - Saturday, August 5-27

Click here for donor center hours


At a Heal for Real Blood Drive

Date: Thursday, August 22
Best Buy | South Hill
4102-A South Meridian | Puyallup, WA 98373
Time: 11am – 2pm

Make an Appt to Heal for Real

PLEASE NOTE: Donor Schedulers are available 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. If you request an appointment during normal business hours we will get in touch with you shortly to confirm your donation date and time. If you request an appointment outside of normal business hours we will reply to your email the next business day.

Give us a call at 1-877-24-BLOOD to learn more about hosting a Heal for Real Blood Drive.

Give Blood. Get a T-Shirt.

High School and College Students: Receive a Northwest Inspired T-shirt When You Donate at your school's blood drive.


Donate during the 2018 / 2019 school year.


High school and college blood drives.

Make an Appointment to Donate

For a Limited Time Only, Received a Northwest Inspired T-shirt When You Donate.


Donate on a Tuesday or a Thursday between November 27, 2018 and January 17, 2019. Promotion valid Tuesdays & Thursdays ONLY.


Donate in one of our three Centers: Tacoma, Puyallup or Federal Way

Make an Appointment to Donate

All registered donors are eligible. 1 t-shirt per person.



Cascade Regional Blood Services is giving away tickets to 3 home games this season. Each time you register to donate blood (whole blood and automated) you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win 2 tickets to a select Hawks home game.

The more you donate at our Tacoma, Puyallup or Federal Way Centers–or at our Blood Drives around the region–the greater your chances are to Sea the Hawks!




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  • Promotion is available to whole blood and automated donors at Cascade Regional Blood Services Donor Centers in Tacoma, Puyallup, and Federal Way, AND at all blood drives during promotional dates.
  • Participants are automatically entered to win after registering to donate at a Donor Center or blood drive.
  • One pair of tickets per winner.
  • Donor can only win once.
  • Winners will be chosen by a random winner computer generated program, two weeks prior to each of the three games.
  • All remaining entries will remain in the drawing until the last game.
  • Valid for listed game only.
  • Promotion is for admission tickets only.
  • No purchase required.
  • No cash value.

Congrats to our 2019 Winners!

Hawks vs Los Angeles Rams – Matt from Spanaway

Hawks vs Arizona Cardinals – Marci from Graham

Hawks vs San Francisco 49ers  – Matt from Tacoma

Hawks vs San Francisco 49ers – Marvin (and grandson) from University Place

I’m Totes Giving Blood

“How do I get this awesome tote”, you may be asking yourself.

It’s simple.

If you’re a WHOLE BLOOD DONOR, simply schedule your next appointment before leaving the donation center, show up and donate at the agreed upon time and receive your new CRBS tote bag!

If you’re an AUTOMATED DONOR, and have already scheduled your next appointment with your Automated Donations Scheduler during your reminder call, you will receive your tote when you come in for that appointment. If you don’t have another appointment scheduled, please stop by the front desk on your way out and ask to set up your next donation before you leave. Our front desk staff will be glad to connect you with your Scheduler to make your next appointment.*

Earn your tote October 23, 2017 – February 3, 2018

*Appointments that are canceled or no-shows will result in starting over. Appointments that are kept but rescheduled, still receive a tote. Appointments that are rescheduled within the same day still receive a tote. Appointments that are rescheduled, due to donor ineligibility, will receive a tote when the new appointment is kept.

Summer Challange


It’s summertime and the givin’ is easy.

It’s simple. Every time you give blood via Automated Donation between June 21st and September 22nd you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing for one of three sweet prizes.*




2 sets of five-ticket lift passes to Crystal Mtn.


2 Hawks tickets to their game against the Houston Texans on October 29th with $100 Visa card for food and fun


Night at the Murano, Grand Cinema tickets, dinner at WildFin, plus 2 Tacoma Museum District Passes

During automated donation, donors can give a specific component in greater quantities than can be collected in a whole blood donation. Blood is processed in a cell separator machine, the needed products are collected, and the remaining blood is returned to the donor. The automated collection system takes combinations of platelets, plasma, and red blood cells depending on your blood type. Automated donation allows CRBS to efficiently manage the blood supply by collecting the optimal products needed by our community hospitals – helping cancer, trauma, and transplant patients.

There are additional requirements for female donors. Please call 1-877-24-BLOOD to speak with a staff member. *CRBS allows donors to participate in one contest per season (for this season iDonate and Summer Challenge are separate contests).

Night at the Ballpark



  • 2 Tickets to the Rainiers vs. Fresno Game on August 17th  |  7:05 p.m.
  • 2 Vouchers for a hot dog, Tim’s Cascade chips, and a bottle of water

Lakewood Farmers Market
June 5 & 19, and July 3; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
6000 Main St SW, Lakewood, WA

Rainier School
Wednesday, June 6; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
2120 Ryan Rd, Buckley, WA

Veteran’s Lending Group
Wednesday, June 13; 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
15614 Meridian Ave. E, Puyallup, WA

Wednesday, June 20; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1700 45th St E, Sumner, WA

Columbia Bank
Friday, June 29; 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
1501 54th Ave E, Fife, WA

Art on the Ave
Sunday, July 8; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6th Avenue Tacoma, WA

Remann Hall
Wednesday, July 11; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
5501 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA

Absher Construction Company
Thursday, July 19; 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1001 Shaw Rd E, Puyallup, WA

Fred Meyer – 19th & Stevens
Wednesday, July 25; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
4505 South 19th Street, Tacoma, WA

Korum Automotive Group
Friday, July 27; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Puyallup, WA

Kiwanis Salmon Bake
Friday, July 27; 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
2410 S 312th St, Federal Way, WA

Cascade Lodge Union 297
July 29; 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
21800 Meridian Ave E.,  Graham, WA

Milgard Manufacturing
Thursday, August 2; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
965 54th Ave E., Fife, WA

Invite your friends and family to donate so you can all go to the game together! Click here to Set your Date to Donate and let’s Play Ball!

Tickets and vouchers will be mailed to the registered donor on August 3. Promotion for participating blood drives only. Donor Centers are excluded. Tickets valid for the August 17 game only. Participating drives subject to change.  Offer valid while supplies last.


Take a break from the heat this summer and cool off in one of our air conditioned centers. Enjoy some chocolate milk; munch on cookies, and oh, save a life or two in the process! Register to donate on a Monday or Tuesday between June 26 and August 29, at one of our centers and you will be automatically entered to win a $400 Apple gift card, redeemable at any Apple store or online.

Donate throughout the summer for more chances to win!

Set A Date To Donate

One time winners will be drawn each week. Program only applicable to donors who register to donate on either a Monday or Tuesday at one of our three centers; Tacoma, Puyallup, and Federal Way (Federal Way is closed on Mondays).