Blood Drives

Blood Drives at Western Washington University

Did you know that the Western campus community donates approximately 1,000 pints of blood each academic year?!

Viking giving blood: 1 donation saves 3 lives, donate today!

Prevention and Wellness Services partners with Bloodworks Northwest to host on-campus blood drives each quarter.  Students, staff and faculty who meet eligibility criteria are encouraged to donate. Dates and locations are posted below as well as on signs and sandwich boards across campus during the weeks of scheduled blood drives. 

2019-2020 On-Campus Blood Drive Dates

  • August 6-7
  • October 3-4
  • November 12-13
  • February 12-13
  • March 10


For the most accurate dates and locations, please call us at 360-650-2993!

Who Can Donate?

A person may donate blood every 56 days if they:

  • are in good health
  • are at least 18 years old
  • weigh at least 110 lbs

How Long Does It Take?

The whole process takes about 1 hour. The blood drawing takes about 8-10 minutes. No appointment is needed.

How Do I Prepare?

Be sure to eat a hearty meal and drink plenty of water before you donate blood. Photo ID is required.

Where Can I Donate?

Mini mobile in Red Square and Viking Union 565.