|Oregon & Southwest Washington Blood Program
The Oregon & Southwest Washington Blood Program is a volunteer-supported, nonprofit community resource that has been serving patients in Oregon & Southwest Washington for more than 15 years. It provides all of the blood to the hospitals of Clark and Cowlitz Counties.
Who We Are
The Oregon & Southwest Washington Blood Program is part of Puget Sound Blood Center, which has served Western Washington with its blood services and research for nearly 70 years. Puget Sound Blood Center began service to the Southwest Washington community and its hospitals in 1995. Starting October, 2013, we will also serve people in the greater Portland area. Oregon & Southwest Washington Blood Program was created in Fall of 2004 to address the growing need for blood and medical services in the southwest region of Washington State and Oregon. With the Blood Center, the Blood Program is a key link in the healthcare network, providing blood, tissue and specialized laboratory services in Western Washington and across the Northwest.
Donors and Volunteers
Based in Vancouver, the Blood Program relies on generous and dedicated donors and volunteers in the areas in which it serves to ensure an available and stable blood supply to the region. Over the years the need for blood has grown beyond the amount collected here. The Oregon & Southwest Washington Blood Program allows us to address this disparity and continue our mission of providing the community with a stable blood supply. In the year ahead we’ll supply 26,000 units of blood to the patients, families and communities served by the OSWBP network, but expect to collect only about 10,500 units in the area.
The Blood Program is always looking for ways to improve service to Oregon & Southwest Washington donors. An exciting part of the Blood Program is our state-of-the-art bloodmobile, exclusively dedicated to managing blood collection operations in Oregon & Southwest Washington. At 40' long, the bloodmobile provides maximum comfort and accessibility. In addition, the Blood Center has equipment to hold blood drives within your facility. Between both mobiles, the Blood Program is able to schedule 6-10 drives per week or 30-40 drives per month.
The donor center offers another option for those wishing to donate the gift of life. Conveniently located just east of Westfield Vancouver mall and with ample parking, the new center is easily accessed by transit and just off I-205 and Hwy 500. Please drop by and take a look around the facility, 9320 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Suite 100.