Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



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.Read more →

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 →