Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



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! Read more →

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!”Read more →

Bloodworks First Person: “My mom inspires my work”

Welcome to Bloodworks First Person, a series profiling Bloodworks Northwest employees, volunteers and donors. Devon Steinbacher is a Bloodworks Cord Blood Laboratory Operations Specialist, donor and volunteer. Keep reading to learn a trick for platelet donors Devon picked up as a phlebotomist and the reason she included Bloodworks in her estate plan.   Read more →

Blood Donation Love Stories for Valentine’s Day

Over the 75 years Bloodworks has served the community, we've noticed blood donations have a special way of bringing people together. To find out if we're on to something, we asked our community to share their "blood donation love stories" -- times donating blood not only strengthened local patients, but also their personal relationships. In honor of Valentine's Day, we share those stories -- the funny, profound, sweet and extraordinary...Read more →