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

 

There's no substitute for donated blood (unless it's entertainment)

Beware of zombies

A spooky history of fake blood. Blood is life. Unless it’s a pint voluntarily given by one of our generous donors in a neat little bag,

October 15, 2020 3:57pm

 

Fear of Needles - I Want to Donate But ... (S2 E1)

Do you have trypanophobia? It’s the fear of needles and it’s way more common than you think. In fact, it plays a huge role in whether

October 15, 2020 9:40am

 

Blood donations make childhood cancer treatment possible

Photo of childhood cancer doctor Dr. Katherine Tarlock with medical equipment

by Dr. Katherine Tarlock, pediatric oncologist at Seattle Children’s As a cancer doctor, I would say that blood transfusions are as essential to our patients’ care

September 24, 2020 5:05pm

 

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