Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



Volunteers: A Lifesaving Link

Kendra was in and out of the hospital because of her sickle cell disease. She contracted meningitis three times, suffered a stroke, and was frequently inRead more →

Sickle Cell Disease and blood transfusions

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic genetic blood disorder inherited from both parents. Having sickle cell trait (inheriting the gene from one parent but not theRead more →

A platelet disorder leads to bleeding: Jen’s story

  Jen Schmitt is the type of person who always puts others before herself. Her friend Erin Nissen says, “Jen is the most giving and caringRead more →

Concerns about Zika virus and blood donation

We are seeing many stories in the media about tropical viruses, particularly the Zika virus.  Zika virus infection is spreading rapidly in the Western Hemisphere outsideRead more →