January is National Blood Donor Month — and you can help make a lifesaving contribution as the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah hosts a blood drive.
The blood drive is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 31, 2017, at Eastside Fire & Rescue headquarters, 175 Newport Way N.W.
Bloodworks Northwest will have a large mobile unit onsite and will take appointments every five minutes. Reserve your appointment time by email.
Anyone who is in good health, at least 18 years old (persons 16 or 17 years old may donate with a blood program permission slip signed by a parent or guardian), and weighs at least 114 pounds may donate blood every 56 days.
Some health conditions or medications may temporarily or permanently prevent persons from donating blood.
If you are currently experiencing symptoms of the flu or a cold, you cannot donate. Pregnant women also may not donate. If you have traveled outside the United States or Canada in the past year, you may not be eligible to donate. Call 206-292-2543 for more information.
To donate, bring photo ID with your legal name (driver’s license, employee badge or student card) or a Bloodworks Northwest donor card.
The entire process takes 45-60 minutes to complete, although the actual blood donation of 1 pint only takes seven to 10 minutes.