Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



For One Platelet Donor, Cancer Closes the Loop

Parts of the blood donation process are predictable: Cushy chair, poke, wrap, snack. But what happens next can seem like a mystery. Bloodworks donor and volunteerRead more →

First Person: My Life With Sickle Cell Disease

Most college students’ biggest worry is their upcoming test or weekend plans. For Washington State University student Laelah Ndifon, it’s how quickly she can get toRead more →

Despite Harvey, Donor Perseveres to Save Child’s Life

When Melissa Hernandez learned a child with leukemia urgently needed her stem cell donation, she immediately booked a flight to Houston, Texas—home to the closest hospitalRead more →

Meet a Blood Donation All-Star

John-Paul Europa likes to joke about his sports aptitude as a kid. “I won the ‘Most Inspirational’ award many times as a youth, which is codeRead more →