Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



Photo of Dr. Moritz Stolla with text "In the Lab: Platelets"

Maximizing The Impact of Platelet Donations: A New Research Study at Bloodworks

Do cold-stored (refrigerated) platelets improve heart surgery outcomes? The Stolla lab wants to find out — thanks to a grant from the US Army. Platelet transfusionsRead more →
Beware of zombies

There’s no substitute for donated blood (unless it’s entertainment)

A spooky history of fake blood. Blood is life. Unless it’s a pint voluntarily given by one of our generous donors in a neat little bag,Read more →

Fear of Needles – I Want to Donate But … (S2 E1)

Do you have trypanophobia? It’s the fear of needles and it’s way more common than you think. In fact, it plays a huge role in whetherRead more →
Photo of childhood cancer doctor Dr. Katherine Tarlock with medical equipment

Blood donations make childhood cancer treatment possible

by Dr. Katherine Tarlock, pediatric oncologist at Seattle Children’s As a cancer doctor, I would say that blood transfusions are as essential to our patients’ careRead more →