Pints for Passes Begins Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — Pints for passes began Sunday, a partnership between the Lane Blood Center and Lane County fair that will get you a free ticket to this year’s events. The Lane Blood Center said June 1st through the end of July anyone donating blood will get a one day pass to the fair. This … Continue reading »

Lane Blood Center: Go Green, Give Red

EUGENE, Ore. — Earth Day isn’t for another few weeks, but a Eugene organization is celebrating all month long. The Lane Blood center has kicked off a new campaign to “Go Green by Giving Red”. The group says for every donation of blood in April, it’ll plant a tree. It says it will buy up … Continue reading »

Blood Shortage in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Blood Center says Lane County is experiencing a severe blood shortage because of something that happened outside of Oregon. Washington is one of 38 states hit by a telecommunications network outage that caused an emergency blood shortage. Lane Blood Center responded to the Internet outage in the Seattle area by redirecting … Continue reading »

Lane Blood Center Experiencing Shortage

The Lane County Blood Center is experiencing a supply shortage due to the recent severe weather. Several blood drives have already been cancelled and now the center is seeing a significant drop in blood supply. The center says all blood types are needed. The Lane Blood Center is located at 2211 Willamette Street. It’s asking … Continue reading »

On the Brink of Blood Shortage

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Blood Center says the snow couldn’t have fallen at a worse time for them. They’re now on the brink of a blood shortage. Like many others, the Lane Blood Center is relieved to see the snow melting. They say anytime we’re hit with severe weather, they lose a lot of … Continue reading »

Ducks Win Civil War Blood Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — The Civil War football game is just that, a game. The Civil War Blood Drive is a lifesaver. A congratulations goes out to the Oregon Ducks for winning the 12th annual Civil War Blood Drive. After falling behind early, the Ducks stormed back to take the win, with 4,383 blood donations, 600 … Continue reading »

Gay Men Hold Mock Blood Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — Gay men are holding a mock blood drive throughout the nation Friday to raise awareness that they are not allowed to donate blood. The Lane Blood Center says it’s interested in more people donating blood, but has to follow federal laws that say any man who’s had sexual contact with another man … Continue reading »

Donate Blood, Get a Pass to the Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — If you plan to attend the Lane County Fair, there’s a way to get in for free. All you have to do is donate blood. Lane Blood Center is offering a one-day pass to the fair to anyone who donates a pint of blood at its donor center on Willamette Street. The … Continue reading »

Local Blood Supply Surges

EUGENE, Ore. — Even though the tragedies in Massachusetts and Texas are thousands of miles away, they’re prompting people in Lane County to give back. Lane Blood Center managers say even if the blood that donors give here isn’t directly going to those locations, people still feel compelled to come in and give what they … Continue reading »

O+ Blood Donors Needed

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Blood Center is calling on all O+ donors to help replenish its low reserves. The blood type isn’t the universal one, but it is the most common, which also makes it the most common when it comes to transfusion needs. Some of Friday’s donors say these donations can truly be … Continue reading »

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