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

 

Serum for Research: What is serum donation?

One third of all blood donations go to patients fighting cancer. For many of these individuals, their blood counts drop as a result of treatments like

December 30, 2020 3:13pm

 

Amtrak 501 & WA & OR State Blood Donor Day: When a Tragedy Becomes a Call to Action

“Amtrak 501, emergency, emergency, emergency! We are on the ground!“ Those are the frenzied words of the conductor of Amtrak train 501 on the morning of

December 14, 2020 5:49pm

 

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

 

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