Blog of Bloodworks Northwest

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 →

Chuck Colby, longtime donor and volunteer

If you donate blood on Thursday evenings in Bellevue, Chuck Colby’s is a familiar face. Chuck has been volunteering at our Bellevue Center for “probably 6Read more →