Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



Hemophilia care at Puget Sound Blood Center

March is Hemophilia Awareness Month, as designated by President Reagan in 1986. Dr. Barbara Konkle is interim director of our Hemophilia Care Program and describes Puget Sound BloodRead more →

Thrombosis research at Bloodworks Northwest

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month, so we sat down with Dr. José A. López, Bloodworks Northwest’s Chief Scientific Officer, to discuss the work his labRead more →

Charles Drew, the “father of blood banking”

It’s hard to imagine where we would be without the contributions of Dr. Charles Drew, the “father of blood banking.” The eldest son of a carpetRead more →

Tips to pass the iron test (hematocrit)

The finger prick to test iron levels, called a hematocrit (hematocrit is the percentage of red blood cells in your blood), is a necessary evil: weRead more →