Virtual Blood Drive

Project Lead:  Allison Delong
Task Force:  Andrea Gierlich, John Thompson, Allison Delong.

Please join Seattle SAKE Paddling Club in our fall SAKE Serves blood drive, September 16 - October 15, through the regional network of Bloodworks Northwest donation centers. All SAKE members, as well as their friends and family, are invited to participate to meet the needs of our community members who rely on donated blood for cancer treatment, surgeries, and in trauma situations.

Seattle SAKE Paddling Club’s two-week drive will work like this: Give blood between September 16 and October 15 at ANY Bloodworks Northwest donation location and when you arrive to donate, provide the code SAKE to the registrar so we can track our participation and impact! Our target is 25 SAKE members, friends or family to support our campaign. 

Bloodworks Northwest appointments are required.  Use this link to plug in your home or work zip code, click next, then enter your date range to find all the convenient nearby locations offered in our timeframe. Appointments fill up fast, so schedule now so you don’t forget and to ensure you find a time convenient for you. Make it a party and bring a friend (or two or three) – just be sure you each make an appointment so you can donate together.  If you need help booking an appointment, please e-mail or call 1-800-398-7888.  Wear your short sleeved team jersey and post a selfie on the SAKE members and friends Facebook page. For fun, you can also RSVP to the donation event and show your support and participation - though this is not required and won’t save you a space at Bloodworks Northwest.


Have you ever been told you are not eligible to give blood due to “mad cow” or Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)?  The FDA has lifted this restriction and as of 2023 anyone who was previously deferred for this reason alone, can now donate blood!  

Masks are required during the donation process.  For more information on eligibility, monthly donor incentives and more, please visit 

Schedule your donation now using the link provided, and reach out to Allison Delong with any questions. Thank you in advance for being a part of SAKE Serves and helping to save lives in our community!