▶️ Bend Red Cross fully booked for blood donors; rest of nation trends downward

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Central Oregon is bucking the trend when it comes to donating blood, and bucking it in a good way.

The American Red Cross says, nationally, fewer people than expected gave blood in the month of June. About 12% less than expected came in.

For Oregon and Southwest Washington, it was 4% less.

But the Red Cross office in Bend says they’re full up and booked for weeks with people scheduled to give blood.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: ‘Summer is always a challenge’: Blood, staff shortages persist at Red Cross

The American Red Cross Cascades region has some upcoming blood drives in parts of the Pacific Northwest.

Monday, July 11

  • Fred Meyer – Hawthorne, 3805 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Vancouver Blood Donation Center, 5109 NE 82nd Ave, Vancouver, WA, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 13

  • MODA Tower Portland, 601 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
  • New Harvest Church, 4290 Portland Rd. NE, Salem, OR, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • VA SORCC, 8495 Crater Lake Hwy, White City, OR, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Eugene Elks, 2470 W 11th, Eugene, OR, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Thursday, July 14

  • Fred Meyer, Inc, 3500 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
  • Comfort Suites, 100 Opal Ct. NE, Albany, OR, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

See our story below from June 14 on the effort to get people to give blood.

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