Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



Coming Home from Cancerland: The Declan & Lauren Reagan Story (S2 E15)

This is a story about a mother of twins in Vancouver, WA, cancer in a four-year-old boy named Declan that came disguised as chicken pox, aRead more →

“Without You, I Wouldn’t Be Here.” Two Years of the Bloodworks Thank the Donor Program

“Thank you for your donation to my son. He is undergoing cancer treatments and this is truly life-giving for him. We are forever grateful.” – SentRead more →

Black Lives Matter. Your Cord Blood Matters.

Black Lives Matter is more than a political statement: it is commitment to our community. Every person who suffers from a blood disease or cancer deservesRead more →

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 sickleRead more →

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

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

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 beenRead more →

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 toRead more →

Community Ready with YWCA Ready to Work program

April is volunteer appreciation month, and we’d like to highlight a special partnership. The YWCA Ready to Work program places volunteers with nonprofits to gain valuableRead more →