Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



“A Mother Against the Odds:” Elaine Sonntag Johnson, 1,000+ Pint Recipient

Elaine Sonntag Johnson was just 30 years old when she got her fatal diagnosis. “Your blood is weird,” her OB-GYN has said; she’d gone to seeRead more →

“I’m the Custodian of Kate’s Heart:” Randy Small’s “Collateral Benefit”

Seattle resident Randy Small was just 29 years old when he had his first heart attack. He was out golfing with his father when he startedRead more →
Nancy Spaeth. Photo credit Northwest Kidney Centers

“A PhD in Wisdom:” Remembering Nancy Spaeth

In all her 75 years, Seattle resident Nancy Spaeth was many things: mother, registered nurse, volunteer, dialysis pioneer, patient advocate, the longest-surviving kidney patient in theRead more →

“Why Everything is Everything” Dr. Ashley Ellis (S3 E18)

Dr. Ashley Ellis, the Assistant Medical Director at Bloodworks Northwest could never figure out why Black History Month was only confined to February. Here at Bloodworks,Read more →