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Patients, Platelets and Purpose: Bloodworks’ 2018 Northwest Transfusion Symposium

Transfusion Symposium Program

Not every professional conference begins with a large portion of the audience in tears. But that’s how Bloodworks Northwest’s fourth-annual Northwest Transfusion Symposium began on June 28, as 28-year-old former leukemia patient William Harper told his harrowing story of getting cancer in Senegal in 2010 and needing 267 blood transfusions and 33 surgeries in the years since then to survive.

August 7, 2018 8:20pm


5 (Great) Reasons to Give Blood This Summer

Chances are, giving blood is somewhere on your to-do list. But let’s face it: the summer months get busy (and it’s so beautiful outside!). If you–like most of us–could use an extra nudge to roll up your sleeve, check out these five donor incentives available now.

July 19, 2018 4:34pm


Bloodworks Beyond Borders: Like Water, So Is Blood

“Water is life, we live because of it. Like water, so is blood…”
-Tanzanian Taxi Driver

We had plenty of rain while in Tanzania and Kenya. According to the local game lodge, there was more rain in June than has ever been recorded in a single month. 

July 13, 2018 8:07pm


Bloodworks Beyond Borders: Here to Save a Life

I gave my 105th unit of blood today!

This one was especially memorable as it was in Eldoret, Kenya, rather than in my home of Seattle. As different as this facility and experience was, I couldn’t help but note how (much like Bloodworks) this blood collection site takes great pride in its safety protocols, collection procedures, and ability to distribute this life-saving product to people who need it.

June 29, 2018 7:54pm


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