Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



Bloodworks Beyond Borders: My Best-Kept Secret

“Best-kept secrets” aren’t always a good thing, especially when you have something to crow about. For example, Bloodworks Northwest is known as the community blood center throughout Western Washington and Oregon. But what many people might not know about—my best-kept secret—is the organization’s work to bring about change in the global medical landscape.Read more →
Dr. Kruse-Jarres sitting at her desk.

Bloodworks First Person: “I dream about curing hemophilia and owning a coffee shop in the Caribbean”

Welcome to Bloodworks First Person, a series profiling Bloodworks Northwest employees, volunteers and donors. Dr. Rebecca Kruse-Jarre is the medical director of Bloodworks’ Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders which helps patients with hemophilia and Von Willebrand disease be healthy and independent.Read more →

Standing Strong For Diverse Patients

For Shona Carter from Vancouver, Washington, a shocking diagnosis provides an opportunity to advocate for more diverse blood and bone marrow donors.Read more →

A Super Volunteer With a Simple Reason Why

The room is filled with giddy anticipation. It's a gathering of Bloodworks Northwest volunteers and employees eagerly awaiting the guest of honor (and, as it happens, birthday lady): Shirley Stubben, a dedicated Bloodworks volunteer for over 25 years.Read more →