Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



Better Patient Care: Transfusion Labs In-Hospital

With about five million Americans receiving blood every year, transfusions are the most frequently performed in-hospital medical procedure. Bloodworks is responding to this need by settingRead more →

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 →