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Raise Your Pints on Tour: A Look Back

On May 19th, over 200 community members from Everett to Eugene came together to celebrate the power of pints – beer, ice cream, and blood! With live music from the Greg Nestler Band and Brother John and the Surrogates, we gathered in person for the first time in two years and raised $190,000 in support of groundbreaking blood research at Bloodworks Research Institute.

Lane Bloodworks staff at Hop Valley

Thank you to everyone who helped make Raise Your Pints on Tour a success – those who attended, donated a financial gift, bid in the online auction, sponsored the event, or helped spread the word.

Hop Valley’s own Al hosted trivia in Eugene

During the event, guests tested their prowess with pint-themed trivia.

Can you do better? Try this quiz then check the answers below.

  1. Which of these 20th century inventions came first: the plastic blood bag, the ice cream cone, or the beer can?
  2. In 1930, Karl Landsteiner received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the A, B and O blood types. Dr. Landsteiner hails from this country, the third largest consumer of beer per capita in the world.
  3. The ability to store platelets outside of the human body, using a method developed at Bloodworks, made this cancer treatment possible for the first time in 1956.
  4. Based on scientific research, this blood type is most preferred by mosquitos.
  5. The first written ice cream recipe and the first recorded successful blood transfusion took place in the same year. Name the century.
  6. Bloodworks maintains a public bank of umbilical cord blood, collected shortly after a baby’s birth. In 2022, a New York City woman made global headlines when umbilical cord blood was used to cure her of what disease?
  7. The normal blood temperature for a person is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But in Foreigner’s song “Hot Blooded”, he had a fever of what?
  8. Beer can be stored at room temperature for six to nine months. How long can you store platelets at the same temperature?
  9. Brewer’s yeast is known to be a source of this letter of vitamins, which play an important role in making red blood cells.
  10. Brain freeze, a common side effect of eating ice cream too quickly, is caused by the constriction of what?


  1. The ice cream cone (1904). The plastic blood bag (1950) and the beer can (1933) came later!
  2. Austria
  3. Bone Marrow Transplant
  4. Type O
  5. 17th Century (1665)
  6. HIV
  7. 103
  8. 5 Days – Bloodworks’ Dr Moritz Stolla is looking to extend this storage time to 15 or even 20 days by storing the platelets in the cold instead (this also extends the life of beer).
  9. B Vitamins
  10. Blood vessels in your brain
July 13, 2022 9:13AM

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