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Easter and spring break vacation triggers urgent need for donors

Donors urged to schedule appointments to donate in April and May


Last updated 4/21/2022 at 4:22pm

Photo courtesy of Bloodworks Northwest

Bloodworks is making an urgent call for blood donors due to the Easter holiday and spring break.

The cumulative impact of Easter and widespread spring break vacations has triggered a special appeal to donors to help meet urgent patient needs in Pacific Northwest hospitals.

"A small dip in donor collections is normal during spring break and other scheduled school vacations," said Vicki Finson, executive vice president of Blood Services for Bloodworks Northwest. "But we've experienced a bigger dip than expected and when you add in the extra support needed from our blood supply as hospitals work through massive lists of delayed surgical patients with a sharp slowdown of people booking a...

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