Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



13 Common Blood Donation Myths—Debunked

Not sure whether you’re eligible to give blood? You’re not alone.

February 4, 2020 5:02am

 

Which Blood Donation is Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

M&Ms

Giving the gift of life through a blood donation is sweet, just like your favorite Halloween candy. Now, with this just-for-fun Halloween candy guide to blood donations, you can satisfy both your indulgent and altruistic sides.

October 22, 2019 10:40pm

 

Cancer Never Kept Her from Smiling

Layla beat cancer

Five-year-old Layla kicked cancer at age five. After six rounds of chemotherapy, she knows exactly where your blood donations go.

October 5, 2019 12:24am

 

Scarlet Craig: When Cancer Messed with the Wrong Girl

“It’s so hard to believe she is sick,” Tim Craig wrote on his blog while his four-and-a-half year-old daughter Scarlet bounced and played in the courtyard of Portland’s Doernbecher Children’s hospital.

Scarlet had a tumor near her adrenal gland – the “mother tumor,” doctors called it – and another in her right pelvic region. She had already received a blood transfusion, a bone marrow biopsy, been stuck with needles and tubes and seen the word “oncology” much sooner than anyone should ever have to. But still, Scarlet “ran around and played with her sister and her friend Eric,” Tim wrote, holding those tiny moments close for when he’d need them the most.

April 7, 2020 11:04pm

 

Introducing Bloodworks 101 Podcast

Check out Bloodworks 101, our new monthly podcast! We’ll share stories that will inspire and educate you to give time, money, or blood. Host John Yeager

February 21, 2020 5:16pm

 

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