LifeFORCE Lane Blood Center Blog

 

What Color Do You Bleed?

Rivals for Life: Annual Civil War Blood Drive Between November 1-22, 2015, the American Red Cross, Lane Blood Center (part of Bloodworks Northwest), Oregon State University Alumni Association and the University of Oregon Alumni Association will take part in a 3-week campaign – throughout Oregon and in Clark County, Washington – to increase community blood donations…

Join Us for Trunk or Treat – October 31st!

Are you looking somewhere FUN to take the kids for Halloween? Join us for a spooky good time at Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 31st from 4:00pm to 6:00PM! Our bright red car will be in the parking lot at Cumulus Media. It’s easy and safe…you bring the kids, we provide the treats. The first 200 parents…

Thank You!

Helping a Community Heal The appeal for blood donors after the recent tragedy in Roseburg brought hundreds of donors to our centers and drives. Our heartfelt thank you to all – including many first time donors! We are grateful as well to local businesses that donated food for waiting donors and for our staff. This outpouring of public support…

Donating Blood is a Family Affair!

Phil Kerr and  family donated at our Willamette Street collection center on Saturday, October 10th, 2015. Phil is currently at 148 donations! The son of a many-time donor, Phil is committed to donating blood and has encouraged family and friends to donate as well. Phil’s daughter, Franki overcame her fear of donating & just gave her 3rd donation Phil’s daughter-in-law, Dannie…

Lane Blood Center Supports Firefighters

With so many wildfires burning throughout the Pacific northwest, many brave men and women are working long hours in dangerous situations. The drought conditions are hampering their valiant efforts to protect our lands, homes and property. To support these hard-working people Lane Blood Center is initiating 2 projects: We are collecting food items for the firefighters. The specific…

Annual Pint for a Pass Partnership Exceeds Expectations

Every summer, Lane Blood Center partners with the Lane Events Center and the Lane County Fair for the annual “Pint for a Pass” event. Everyone who registered to donate blood during June and July received a voucher for a free pass to the Lane County Fair for any day of the fair they chose to attend. This year’s campaign…

Chris Kilcullen Memorial Blood Drive

Lane Blood Center is a proud sponsor of this year’s Chris Kilcullen Memorial Ride, honoring the memory of fallen Eugene police officer Chris Kilcullen. The Ride, held the last Sunday in July, benefits the Kilcullen Project, which works to empower people who need a jump start, help those who have fallen through the cracks, bring…

Business as usual after Civic fire

Lane Blood Center is open and operating as usual following the devastating fire that destroyed neighboring Civic Stadium on Monday, June 29. Eugene police and firefighters evacuated the center at 2211 Willamette Street when the fire started around 5:30 pm at the historic stadium, located just to the north of the center. Donors were escorted…

Take Dad Out for a Burger

Looking for something fun to do with Dad this weekend? We have great news! Register to donate blood this Friday or Saturday, June 19-20, and receive a gift certificate for a local restaurant (while supplies last). Participating restaurants include Cornucopia, Little Big Burger and Wayback Burgers. Leave the grill cover on, and treat dad to…

A major milestone for 100-time donor

Terry Beyerlin was just 18 when she donated blood for the first time. She accompanied her best friend to Lane Blood Center — then called Lane Memorial Blood Bank — so that the friend could give blood ahead of her mother’s planned surgery. When the friend was deemed ineligible, Terry stepped up and made her first life-saving donation….