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Tragic bus crash triggers emergency call for blood donors

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Tragic bus crash triggers emergency call for blood donors

The tragic motor vehicle accident on the Aurora Bridge this morning is making major demands on the local blood supply. Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal to blood donors to help meet those critical needs.

“With up to 40 people with injuries, we are responding quickly to additional orders for blood components from multiple hospitals receiving people injured in the crash,” said James P. AuBuchon, MD, president and chief executive officer. “We need to meet this emergency demand and also to replenish supplies so that we can continue to meet normal patient needs.”

“To avoid a crisis for the local blood supply we’re asking donors who have not donated recently to schedule an appointment as soon as they can at one of our twelve centers, or to find a mobile drive in their community close to where they live or work,” AuBuchon said. “There is a special need for O-positive and O-negative blood types.”

Information about locations and times can be found at bloodworksnw.org. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. Appointments can be made online at schedule.bloodworksnw.org or by calling 1-800-398-7888.

Web We encourage media to place our Web site link on your site. Our site www.bloodworksnw.org, contains everything a potential donor needs to know about blood donation and other information about us.
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Donation center locations:

• Bellevue Center
1021 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
425-453-4011
• Bellingham Center
410 W Bakerview Rd. Suite 117
Bellingham, WA 98226
360-671-8848
• Everett Center
2703 Oakes Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
425-740-2909
• Federal Way Center
1414 S 324TH Street
Suite B101
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-945-8660
• Lynnwood Center
19723 Highway 99, Suite F
Lynnwood, WA 98036
425-774-6366
• Olympia Center
1220 Eastside Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501
360-596-3950 • North Seattle Center
10357 Stone Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98133
206-526-1970
• Seattle Center
921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
206-292-6500
• Silverdale Center
3230 NW Randall Way
Silverdale, WA 98383
360-337-1985
• Tukwila Center
130 Andover Park E
Tukwila, WA 98188
206-241-6300
• Vancouver, WA Donor Center
9320 NE Vancouver Mall Blvd, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98662
360-567-4800
• Lane Blood Center
2211 Willamette St,
Eugene, OR 97405
541-484-9111




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