Eastside FC is very pleased to announce that we’re partnering with Bloodworks Northwest to hold our own blood drive. Eastside FC has always strived to better our community and we are now becoming a part of what Bloodworks does to strengthen our local community by providing safe and ready access to life-saving blood products. Due to the pandemic, there is currently a severe shortage of blood, so your donation is more important than ever.
EFC is hosting a blood drive starting August 5th– December 31st Sign up here for that day/location that is most convenient for you. Your one-hour blood donation appointment can save a patient’s life and help us toward our goal of 50 donations. Use the code EFC when registering.
The goal of Bloodworks Northwest is to save lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood, medical and laboratory services in partnership with our community.
As a unique provider of health care services for the community, Bloodworks Northwest collects, tests and distributes lifesaving blood to more than 90 hospitals in the Northwest. Some of the people you are helping by donating blood are cancer patients, trauma patients, sickle cell patients, burn patients, and chronic disease patients.
Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. We are very excited about the drive and we hope you are too.
-One pint is donated, adults have 10-12 pints in their body
-Your body replaces plasma in about 24 hours, red cells are restored in two to four weeks, and platelets are replenished in about 72 hours.
-The process takes about 30 minutes
For more information on Bloodworks Northwest and how to donate blood, click HERE to download the flyer.