Blood donation graphic with a BBQ grill as a give-a-way for donating.

A “perfect storm” of unforeseen events:  Warm spring weather when people tend to skip donor appointments, confusion over post-COVID vaccination eligibility (there is NO wait time to give blood after receiving the COVID vaccine) and record high patient usage, has caused the biggest blood shortage in our region since the start of the pandemic.

Your blood donation is desperately needed and an opportunity to give blood is coming up at our next Swedish Pop-up Donor Center on the Amazon Campus in South Lake Union (2nd floor of the Van Vorst Building – 426 Terry Ave N) on May 14, 20 and 21.

Can’t make it to Amazon?  Or, are able to donate blood sooner?  We have lots of other convenient locations.  Please sign up for the pop-up at Amazon or at another pop-up or donor center (fixed site) near you by using this link:

Make no “mi-steak”, your donation will be appreciated by many.  Blood transfusion recipients and their families will be forever grateful.

When you donate blood between May 1 and May 31, you’ll be entered to win a new Weber Barbeque Grill.  2 winners will be selected on Monday, June 7, 2021.  For more info, please visit:

Appointments and masks are required at all donation sites.  Walk-ins, guests or anyone under 16 years of age are (unfortunately) not permitted.  Have questions or need help booking an appointment? Call 1-800-398-7888 or e-mail [email protected]