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Bloodworks Northwest sounding alarm on blood shortage

Donors needed to book appointments immediately


Last updated 1/13/2022 at 12:43pm

A half-day supply is all that remains on the near-empty shelves at Bloodworks. Bloodworks Northwest is once again declaring a “Code Red” alarm to combat the “most prolonged, most severe blood shortage in recent years,” affecting local hospitals and trauma centers across the Pacific Northwest over the last several weeks.

Bloodworks cannot fill all hospital orders with dangerously low supplies of Type O and A. Hospitals are advised to conserve the limited onsite supplies to maintain a supply for emergencies.

“This is the most prolonged, most severe blood shortage in recent years, w...

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