Bloodworks Northwest provides the blood to 100 percent of the hospitals in Lane County. We need your help making sure they have plenty of blood. Blood donation remains an essential and encouraged activity as Gov. Kate Brown implements new coronavirus restrictions. Blood donors have a critical role in sustaining health care through the holidays and into the new year—there is an urgent need to save lives. Bloodworks Northwest is now testing all blood donations for COVID-19 Antibodies. Could you help COVID-19 patients? Give blood with Bloodworks Dec. 9 - 31 and they’ll test your donation for antibodies which are a key component of the immune system that appear in blood after fighting an infection. The testing will help identify people who may be able to donate to our convalescent plasma program and help COVID-19 patients directly. Be a COVID-19 hero and schedule your one hour appointment today. Springfield Faith Center, 600 Hayden Bridge Road, Dec. 2-4 First Baptist, Eugene, 3550 Fox Meadows Rd., Dec. 10 and 11 The Graduate Hotel, 66 E. 6th Ave, Eugene, Dec. 17 and 18 Besides helping the community, donors in December will automatically be entered to win a 75” HDTV. Or donate now through January to be entered to win a Seaside Weekend Getaway courtesy of the City of Seaside. Or are you ready for a fresh look? Donate and receive a $5 off voucher for Bishops Barbershops. Please make and keep your appointment to donate blood today at https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/Default.aspx or call 800-398-7888.
Dec. 2, 2020. As we turn our calendars to December, we’d like to share gratitude for those who modified their Thanksgiving holiday - potentially sacrificing time with loved ones - and helped to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, region and state. We know it’s hard, but you’re making a difference for your family, friends and neighbors. Many thanks to those who continue shopping locally and ordering from our restaurants and breweries. We all need support this time of year, including our small businesses. For those remaining items on your holiday shopping list, check out the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce’s shop local guide. Read more here
Nov. 24, 2020. Thanksgiving is this week, and what would normally be a bustling time of year looks like a slow-motion video. One way you can help our community during this two-week freeze, if you are financially able, is to purchase pick-up orders from our local restaurants or gift certificates as holiday gifts. Our restaurants and bars are once again restricted to take out, which jeopardizes the future of many of these local businesses. This update has information about ways you can support our local economy this holiday season to help small businesses survive the pandemic, as well as resources for keeping yourself healthy through these difficult times. Read more online