Updated: Sep 1
For Immediate Release
August 31, 2022
Smiley for Washington Campaign Hosts “Community Recovery Blood Drive” in Seattle Area
With blood supply levels low, due in part to increased gun violence, residents urged to donate at Bloodworks Northwest locations this Friday and Saturday
Pasco, WA – In response to the “dangerously low” supply levels of blood donations in the Seattle area due to an increase in violent crime, the Smiley for Washington campaign is organizing a two-day “Community Recovery Blood Drive,” encouraging Washingtonians to donate blood in their area this Labor Day weekend.
All eligible donors are urged to make an appointment at a local Bloodworks Northwest location to ensure blood donations reach local hospitals in need. Donors can schedule an appointment online at any Bloodworks Northwest location between Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3. When donors arrive for their appointment, all they have to do is mention they’re donating on behalf of “Smiley for Washington,” or provide the code: SFW.
“As crime continues to skyrocket across Washington, we’re seeing the impacts on local hospitals that are running dangerously low on blood donations,” Tiffany Smiley said. “My Agenda for Public Safety Recovery and Reform aims to turn crisis into hope, and that’s what we’re trying to accomplish through this blood drive in Seattle. Washington families – particularly in the Seattle area – are facing one crisis after another, and it’s time to bring these families hope.”