Derek’s Centralia Scholarship Drive

December 29, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Centralia High School Senior Derek Sibbald organized his second scholarship drive this December at the Centralia Community Church of God. The first drive he co-hosted with friend in late August. The August drive registered 59 whole blood donors and his December drive registered 35 whole blood donors and 5 platelet donors! Derek shares why hosting these scholarship drives has meant so much to him.

As a resident of Centralia, Derek has been very involved in the community: participating in activities with his church, community service projects, and being actively involved at Centralia High School through clubs and leadership opportunities.  In his off time, Derek enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and cheering on the Seahawks.

Participating in clubs at school, like Future Business Leaders of America, has been one of Derek’s favorite things to do. He likes competing in events and supporting community service projects.

The big event of the year is helping at his schools very own blood drive. The blood drive at Centralia High School introduced Derek to Bloodworks Northwest, where he further learned that Bloodworks is “an absolute godsend” to the community, supplying blood to local hospitals from local donors.

Derek and his friend decided to get more involved last summer by hosting their very own scholarship blood drive in Centralia. They wanted their blood drive to help the local community thrive, while also supporting their college education.

Derek takes pride that several lives have been saved from his scholarship drives, local lives at that.

The scholarship reward is an added benefit that will support his college education at St. Martin’s University where he has been accepted and will attend as a freshman in the fall of 2017.

Derek is honored that he can now add blood drives to the many things he has done for the community, from being 6th grade camp counselor, to helping the homeless. He says that the blood drives have been the most rewarding!

High school and college students can earn money for college while saving lives! Learn more at is no limit to the number of scholarship drives a student can host.


#GivingTuesday is November 29, 2016

November 21, 2016 at 4:43 pm


#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving. Celebrated on the last Tuesday in November, #GivingTuesday offers a philanthropic alternative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, helping you get involved in your local community.

This #GivingTuesday, BloodworksNW offers three ways to give:

  1. Give blood: by giving blood just once you could save three lives!
  2. Give funds: your donation helps scientists at Bloodworks Research Institute find cures for diseases like blood clots and hemophilia.
  3. Give time: volunteers are critical to getting blood to people in local hospitals.

Click on an icon below to learn more and take the next step!

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BloodworksNW 2016-2017 Holiday Hours

November 14, 2016 at 10:34 am


To ensure that our community blood supply remains stable for patients in need, our Donor Centers will have special hours and openings during the 2016-2017 holiday season.


Theo chocolate bars will be given out on mobile drives (while supplies last) from Monday, 12/26- Saturday, 12/31!

Centers will have fresh holiday treats during this same time period. 

Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day)

All Centers CLOSED

Monday, December 26th

All Centers normally open on Mondays (including Lane Blood Center) open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m, plus:

  • Everett: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Bellingham: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Silverdale: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, December 30th

All Centers normally open on Fridays  open regular hours, plus Federal Way: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Sunday, January 1, 2017 (New Year’s Day)

All Centers CLOSED

Monday, January 2nd

All Centers normally open on Mondays open regular hours, plus

  • Everett: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Bellingham: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Silverdale: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, January 6th

All Centers normally open on Fridays open regular hours, plus Federal Way: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Make your appointment at or by calling 1-800-398-7888.

Rebook & Win: Dinner & a Movie

November 1, 2016 at 9:56 am


Register to donate blood, platelets, plasma, or red cells in November and rebook your next appointment before you leave to be entered to win two gift cards: one $50 Red Robin gift card and one $25 Fandango gift card.

It’s a perfect night out!

One entry per donor and we will pull the drawing winners on December 2. One winner at every donor center.

Make your appointment at or by calling us at 1-800-398-7888

Kevin’s story: blood donation and BBQ

September 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm



Meet Kevin Jones and his girlfriend, Debbie. Kevin is a double red cell donor at BloodworksNW’s Olympia Donor Center.

Kevin came in to present us with a donation of $1113 today! Kevin puts on fundraising events, and this year he chose BloodworksNW as the recipient of money raised at the Annual Greasy Biker & Neighbor BBQ.

The Greasy Biker & Neighbor BBQ started in Kevin’s backyard, but the event grew. Past attendees wanted to camp out overnight. And thought a band and bike show would be great too.

Today, it’s an extravaganza of bikes, beer, and BBQ pork, chicken, steamers, and oysters.

Kevin believes in BloodworksNW’s mission, and always wants to do good for his community. A couple of years ago, Kevin raised funds for a friend who was undergoing cancer treatment. His friend had a single-income family, and Kevin wanted to do something to alleviate some of their financial stresses.

Kevin’s generosity will go towards our fundraising efforts for a new Mini Bus in Olympia. He is happy to know that the money will help community blood drives in Mason and Thurston counties.

Thank you, Kevin!

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