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Bloodworks Northwest hosts pop-up blood drives in Renton

Company spokesperson says donation levels at 20-25 percent of what they used to be before pandemic.

Bloodworks Northwest will host pop-up blood drive events this January at Hazen and Lindbergh High Schools in Renton.

This week, Hazen High School at 1101 Hoquiam Ave NE, will have a pop-up donor center on Wednesday from 8 am to 3 pm. Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Those who wish to donate can sign up with this link:

Appointments to avoid crowding are required and so are masks as Bloodworks Northwest says they are committed to complying with social distancing and sanitary guidelines.

Additional pop-up blood drives on Thursday Jan 28th from 10 am to 5 pm and on Friday Jan 29th from 8 am to 4 pm will occur at Lindbergh High School on 16426 128 th Ave SE. Those interested in donating may sign up here:

Donor Resource Representative for Bloodworks Northwest, Landon Bennett, emphasized the importance of blood donations following a series of cancellations amid the pandemic.

Bennett said the current amount of donation centers Bloodworks Northwest is able to host on a daily basis is only around 20-25 percent of what it was before the COVID-19 outbreak.

October blood drive pop-ups at Renton, Hazen, and Lindbergh High Schools combined for 211 donations between the three schools, 63 of which were from first time donors, according to Bennett.

For more information or to make an appointment call 800-398-7888.

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