Blood Drives

The physical office of Prevention and Wellness Services is closed until Western resumes regular on-campus operations. Blood drives are not available at this time on Western's campus, however, you can still donate blood by appointment at a Bloodworks Northwest office near you. Visit the Bloodworks Northwest website for details. 

Banner reading "A little goes a long way" over a viking hiding their face behind a book while donating blood

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

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.

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.