Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



Blood donations help kids with sickle cell disease live a normal life

By Alix Dassler, ARNP, advanced practice provider, Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Sickle Cell Program. My life’s work is taking care of children with sickle

September 4, 2020 1:56pm

 

Batter Up - Rick Rizzs (S1 E17)

Back in March, when the COVID-19 pandemic first began, it looked like the impact on our ability to collect blood would be devastating. Social distancing guidelines

September 3, 2020 2:20pm

 

COVID-19, Bloodworks, and you: Is blood type a risk factor for COVID-19?

Image of COVID-19 virus under a microscope surrounded by ABO blood types

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of everyday life for us all. The enormous burden faced by our medical, social, and economic systems has been

July 15, 2020 2:01pm

 

COVID-19, Bloodworks, and you: What is convalescent plasma?

Can plasma from a COVID-19 survivor help someone currently battling the disease? History says it’s possible, and Bloodworks is at the forefront of the work to

June 18, 2020 2:48pm

 

Bloodworks First-Person: Am I the right (body) type of blood donor?

Blood drop

American culture is expanding the definition of beauty – or at least, we’re trying. From the updated Instagram nudity policy due to censorship of plus-size models

November 29, 2020 9:32am

 

Gifts for Blood Donors

Happy holidays! If shopping for your favorite blood donor is on your schedule, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few gift ideas* for every type

November 18, 2020 5:49pm

 

From the shelves to the small screen: blood donation on TV

When we’re not helping donors save lives, we love to binge watch our favorite shows and are always excited when blood donation makes its way to

November 10, 2020 5:19pm

 

Maximizing The Impact of Platelet Donations: A New Research Study at Bloodworks

Photo of Dr. Moritz Stolla with text "In the Lab: Platelets"

Do cold-stored (refrigerated) platelets improve heart surgery outcomes? The Stolla lab wants to find out — thanks to a grant from the US Army. Platelet transfusions

October 15, 2020 7:03pm

 

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