Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



Bikes, Brats & Blood: Kevin Jones and the 9th Annual Greasy Biker BBQ

Kevin Jones’ annual barbecue benefit for Bloodworks Northwest began nine years ago with 17 of his friends in his front yard. But as he tells it, “a few people got upset because they weren’t invited, and it just kind of blew up from there.”
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A Super Volunteer With a Simple Reason Why

The room is filled with giddy anticipation. It's a gathering of Bloodworks Northwest volunteers and employees eagerly awaiting the guest of honor (and, as it happens, birthday lady): Shirley Stubben, a dedicated Bloodworks volunteer for over 25 years.
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Bloodworks First Person: “I think of myself as a cheerleader”

Welcome to Bloodworks First Person, a series profiling Bloodworks Northwest employees, volunteers and donors. In honor of National Volunteer Week, meet Chuck Colby, a legendary Bloodworks volunteer, financial supporter and blood donor who recently reached his 900th donation milestone!
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Boeing’s Joe Geck: Donor Evangelist

He's been here before. It’s Tuesday, April 10 and 55-year-old Joe Geck of Everett, Washington is donating his 100th unit of blood at a Bloodworks Northwest mobile drive in Boeing's Mukilteo corporate offices. “I get paid to lay down on the job,” he jokes as the donation begins just after lunch. There’s 80s rock playing on a portable sound system, which brings a smile to Joe. It’s music he grew up with. He asks one of the phlebotomists, “Whose playlist is this? I love it!”
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