LifeFORCE Lane Blood Center Blog

 

Boots & Badges on 9/11

There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition, especially when it benefits the community. That’s what police and firefighters said during the Sept. 11 Boots and Badges blood drive at the Police, Fire and 911 Training Center on West Second Avenue in Eugene. (Click here to watch a Eugene Police video about the event.) “There’s…

Celebrate Blood Collectors Week

Every second of every day, blood products are required to help treat patients with a variety of medical conditions. Blood collectors are the link between our generous blood donors and the patients who need life-saving therapies. During the week of Sept. 7-13, Lane Blood Center joins other blood centers across the country to celebrate the…

Oh How We Need O’s!

We are experiencing a summer drought. The combination of increased usage at our local hospitals, fewer (and smaller) blood drives and so many donors on summer vacations has left our shelves lacking in type O. More than 80% of hospital patients can use type O blood. If you’re an O (positive or negative) please schedule…

Beat the Heat with a Free Frozen Treat!

Register to donate at our 2211 Willamette Street donor center August 13th-September 4th and you’ll get a free frozen treat. During this time period Lane Blood Center will keep a freezer in our canteen stocked with a variety of dairy and non-dairy frozen goodies to help you beat the heat and to say “thank you”…

Double Your Duck Luck!

August 25th–September 6th you can double your Duck luck! For each new (never given at Lane Blood Center before) blood donor you bring with you to give, you will receive an additional raffle entry to win a pair of Duck Football tickets! Bring in new donors August 25th–31st for additional chances to win a pair…

Win Duck Football Tickets!

Love Duck football? Love doing good for others? Combine your passions and donate blood to win free Duck football tickets starting Aug. 1! All donors who register to give blood Aug. 1 through Sept. 20 will be eligible to enter a weekly raffle for a pair of free tickets to a Duck home game. One…

Rachel Lane County Fair

Guest Post: Donating blood to get to the Fair

To donate or not to donate, that is the question. Answer: Donate!!! Plus, if you donate between now and July 26, you get a one-day pass to go to the Lane County Fair for FREE! Not a lot of people know this, but one person’s blood donation can save three people’s lives. I am not…

National Gay Blood Drive

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Blood cannot be manufactured — it can only come from generous donors — so it’s important that all eligible people donate whenever possible. But a significant segment of the U.S. population is banned from giving: gay and bisexual men. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration bans donations…

Bring New Blood Donors–Earn Free Fair Passes

Help save more lives and earn more free passes to the Lane County Fair by bringing in new blood donors July 1st through July 7th. This is a difficult week to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients so we’re asking for your help. For each new (never given blood at Lane Blood…

BBQ in the Park Blood Drives!

It’s summer, AKA grilling season. To celebrate the sun’s return, Lane Blood Center is holding weekly BBQ in the Park Blood Drives throughout the month of July. Give blood, chow down and get a free pass to the Lane County Fair — who could ask for more? Do a good deed and have a good…