Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



For One Platelet Donor, Cancer Closes the Loop

Parts of the blood donation process are predictable: Cushy chair, poke, wrap, snack. But what happens next can seem like a mystery. Bloodworks donor and volunteerRead more →

First Person: My Life With Sickle Cell Disease

Most college students’ biggest worry is their upcoming test or weekend plans. For Washington State University student Laelah Ndifon, it’s how quickly she can get toRead 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 →

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 →