Image courtesy Bloodworks Northwest

Image courtesy Bloodworks Northwest

Bloodworks Northwest to set up Black Diamond pop-up donation

Blood will be collected June 29 and 30, as well as July 1, 8, and 9.

Bloodworks Northwest will be setting up a pop-up donor center in Black Diamond at the end of the month.

This will be the first time the blood donation organization has come to the Plateau since the coronavirus pandemic, which caused countless elective surgeries to be postponed and a re-structuring of blood drives.

But as the country begins to re-open and hospitals start tackling that backlog of procedures, “the need for blood has significantly increased,” the organization stated in a press release, and is hoping their new pop-up donation centers will attract enough people to keep up with the demand.

According to Meg Hall, a Bloodworks Northwest regional recruitment manager, hospitals from Southeast Alaska to southern Oregon — Bloodworks’ clients — need about 900 units of blood per day.

The Black Diamond pop-up donor centers will be collecting blood on June 29 and 30, as well as July 1, 8, and 9 at the Masonic Center (32523 3rd Ave.).

“I am very proud of our Black Diamond Freemasons,” said Tony Moss of the local Masons group. “The community is in need; and we have the assets and abilities to accommodate. Our partnership with Bloodworks NW is a perfect example of our mission as Freemasons.”

Before you sign up to donate, though, there are several more rules to adhere to.

Maybe most importantly, walk-in appointments are no longer allowed — Bloodworks Northwest is requiring everyone to schedule an appointment by calling 800-398-7888 or by visiting their website,

Additionally, no guests or children under the age of 16 are allowed onsite.

Masks are also required in order to donate.

Although the time it takes to donate blood differs from person to person, Bloodworks Northwest encourages donors to plan for an hour-long appointment, which includes signing in and preparation for donating blood.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in News

Council ponders allowing alcohol in downtown area

To keep the downtown economy rolling, Enumclaw is considering what other cities have already enacted.

I-5 to close overnight in Federal Way Aug. 28-30

5-mile shutdown for new bridge construction at 70th Avenue East in Fife

Enumclaw local charged with child molestation in Lewis County

Kenneth Ray Bishop, 58, was scheduled to be arraigned today, Aug. 6.

Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference on Aug. 5, 2020.
Inslee says schools in virus hot spots should stay closed

King County among high-risk counties; several school districts will have remote learning in the fall.

Black Diamond Community Center hosts garage sale; Ten Trails starts scavenger hunt

The garage sale is Aug. 6 through 9, but the scavenger hunt lasts all month, with weekly prizes.

Local businesses discuss strategies to stay open

Sundays on Cole and monthly cruises are a lifeline to restaurants and retailers — but how long will it last?

King County Election headquarters in Renton on Aug. 4 for the primary election. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
Inslee and Culp lead governor race; incumbent Dems ahead for Congress | Statewide results

Early results for governor, state schools chief, attorney general and more.

Courtesy of Mountain View Fire and Rescue
Mountain View Fire and Rescue levy is passing

Service area includes unincorporated King County near the cities of Auburn, Enumclaw and Kent.

Democrats dominate King County legislative races | Election results

Here are the latest results for King County legislative candidates in the… Continue reading

Most Read