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NIH Awards Bloodworks $12M Grant to Advance Transfusion Safety
News Release – Aug. 29, 2017
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the national Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant of $12 million to James C. Zimring, MD, PhD of Bloodworks Research Institute.

Emergency Blood Components Sent to Texas
News Release – Aug. 28, 2017
Bloodworks Northwest sent an emergency shipment of blood components to the Gulf Coast Blood Center in Houston, and to Carter Blood Center in Dallas.

Blood Supply Drops to Emergency Levels
News Release – Aug. 17, 2017
Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors today after supplies fell to emergency levels – a one-day supply or less. Normal inventory is a four-day supply.

Heat Wave Threatens Blood Shortage
News Release – Aug. 3, 2017
Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the mounting heat wave.

Type O supply drops 37% in 10 days
News Release – July 11, 2017
Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors after the community supply for Type O blood — the most common blood type among people in the Northwest — plunged by 37% since the beginning of July.

All too familiar with hospitals, local Boy Scout organizes blood drive
KOMO – July 5, 2017
When asked what the badges on his Boy Scout uniform represent, Seth Baker starts naming them off.

‘Walking Blood Bank’ Could Save Lives in Remote Areas
Voice of America – June 21, 2017
A blood network in the Pacific Northwest has developed a kit for transfusions in remote places that it says “takes the banking out of blood banking.”

Upcoming Events & Promotions

Seattle Sounders FC Blood Drive – Out for Blood with Zach Scott
We’re partnering with Mr. Sounder himself to help fight childhood cancer.
When: Wednesday, September 27th 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Good Things Come in Pints with Snoqualmie Ice Cream

This September, there are multiple ways to give blood and get a pint of Snoqualmie Ice Cream.
Upcoming Events: Available at Ralph’s Thriftway Drive on Sept. 5, West Seattle Thriftway Drive on Sept. 26

Pint for Pint: Brews
Give a pint of blood, get a pint at a local brewery.
Upcoming events: Tukwila, Sept. 4-9; Seattle Central, Sept. 4-10


South Sound Community Breakfast
Sept. 26, 2017
Join local community leaders and blood donors helping to expand Bloodworks Northwest’s lifesaving platelet donation program serving people in the South Puget Sound region.

Your gift of blood, time or money saves lives.