Highlands Council is pleased to partner with Bloodworks Northwest, offering Blakely Hall as a donation location to support the critical needs of local hospitals. Since our first blood donation pop-up last June, 554 units of blood have been collected at Blakely Hall, enough to serve up to 1,662 patients.
I recently spoke with Landon Bennett, Bloodworks Northwest donor resource representative. Landon said it’s difficult to put into words how much of an impact the Issaquah Highlands community has made over the past few months.
“The Highlands community has been a beacon. In a tough year all around, it is amazing to see people uniting for a good cause and making a big difference.”
— Landon Bennett, Bloodworks Northwest
In our interview, Landon shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted blood and plasma donations and how those donations help people in our community. He also discusses the important COVID-19 safety precautions in place at Blakley Hall during donation events. An extra benefit to donating blood in February is all donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.
To schedule a blood donation at Blakely Hall, please visit schedule.bloodworks.org.
Lindsey Pinkston is the Highlands Council community program manager and a Wisteria Park resident.