Blood Drives

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

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!

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.