Blood Drive at UUC
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 27-29, by appointment
University Unitarian Church will again be hosting a Bloodworks Northwest ‘Pop-Up Donor Center,’ providing donors a convenient, local location to donate blood. Local, state, and national leaders are unanimous: donating blood remains a critical and safe activity for community health.
When you donate blood with Bloodworks NW, you will find out if you have COVID-19 antibodies that can help patients in Western Washington and Oregon currently fighting coronavirus. That’s because Bloodworks NW is testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies through October 31, as the demand for antibody rich convalescent plasma continues to grow in the Pacific Northwest.
The antibody test will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced SARS-CoV-2 antibodies to coronavirus, regardless of whether the person ever showed symptoms. The donor will receive their test result by mail within two weeks of donation. Plasma from blood donations that tests positive for antibodies will likely be designated for COVID-19 patients. Donors with positive test results will also receive follow up contact from Bloodworks NW to determine if they can make a convalescent plasma donation to further help patients.
All donations at this Pop-Up Donor Center and Bloodworks NW’s other donor centers are by appointment only to provide the safest donation environment, and adhere to all social distancing guidelines. Additionally, no walk-ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted onsite. Your one-hour donation appointment is a safe and essential action to support local hospitals.
(Please note that this is NOT an opportunity to visit other parts of our church building or to stay beyond your appointment.)