Blog of Bloodworks Northwest



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 →

Giving Birth Offers a Unique Opportunity to Give Life to Others

For new moms like Keri, donating umbilical cord blood is a simple way to save a life.   In 1998, Keri Tawney’s father underwent treatment forRead more →

Retired Army Vet Draws on Military Experience as a Bloodworks Northwest Volunteer

In some ways, John Ferdon saw himself as a professional dad. A former United States Army troop commander, he was responsible for young soldiers’ safety andRead more →