Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



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 →

FDA issues final guidance on deferral criteria for gay and bisexual men

On December 21, 2015 the FDA issued its final guidance on deferral criteria for men who have had sex with men, or MSM. Under the FDA guidance,Read more →

Hannah’s story: Living with Beta Thalassemia

  21-year-old Hannah Husom is like many college students: she goes to class, works, and enjoys spending time with her family and boyfriend. Unlike most, however, sheRead more →

Cord blood donation: the McFadden family’s story

Like many expectant parents, Iris and Joel McFadden were anxious to learn everything they could before the birth of their first child, including the decision to donateRead more →