Bloodworks Northwest could use your help. The organization issued an urgent appeal for donors after Pacific Northwest inventories of type O blood fell to a 1-day supply this week. Normal inventory is a 4-day supply.
According to Bloodworks, Type O negative blood is critical for trauma patients. It is considered the universal blood type and can be transfused to any patient suffering from trauma when they are rushed to a hospital with no time to type that person’s blood. Nearly 50 percent of the population has type O blood.
The Bellevue location is:
1021 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
We’ll let Bloodworks tell you the rest about donating:
- For the safety and care of future patients, Bloodworks Northwest urges blood donations over the next two weeks.
- The call for donors in the Northwest echoes data showing a nationwide blood shortage.
- Bloodworks expects donations to fall by about 15 percent during summer — with schools and colleges on break and donors on vacation. This year, the drop off has been closer to 25 percent.