Patient Services Overview
The Bloodworks Northwest is the resource for patients in Western Washington who need blood, tissue and specialized laboratory services. Founded in 1944, the Blood Center has evolved from a community blood bank to a regional leader for medical care and research.
The scope of our operations has expanded to meet the demands of a growing population, the needs of new, advanced medical treatments and the challenges of the changing healthcare environment. Today, more than 900 employees provide services to help meet the transfusion-related needs of patients in more than 90 Western Washington hospitals and clinics.
At the forefront of Bloodworks Northwest’s direct care programs is our Patient Services department. Combining quality care and individualized attention with state-of-the-art cell separation and transfusion technology, Patient Services provides a broad scope of procedures both in hospitals and at Blood Center facilities.
Your Partner in Patient Care
Bloodworks Northwest’s Patient Services program offers patients more than just another procedure in the course of their treatment. Our caring professional staff are ready with a warm smile at a difficult time, a clear explanation of a complicated procedure, and the reassurance of the best possible care.
For patients, this combination of expertise and personalized care means peace of mind and heightened confidence in their overall care program.
Bloodworks Apheresis provides mobile adult therapeutic apheresis services at many medical centers (and their outpatient infusion clinics) in King County as well as Snohomish County and Pierce County. Therapeutic apheresis services include therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), red cell exchange (RBCX), white blood cell depletion, and platelet depletion.
In addition, Bloodworks Apheresis is FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) and AABB accredited as an independent apheresis collection facility. Under an approved IRB protocol and informed consent, Bloodworks Apheresis collects mobilized (G-CSF and/or Plerixafor) and non-mobilized leukapheresis products for both clinical and non-clinical use in compliance with cGMP/cGTP. Bloodworks Apheresis works in close partnership with Bloodworks Bio to deliver the best in industry cellular therapy starting material and manufactured drug intermediates at the highest quality standards.
As part of our comprehensive services, Blood Center physicians, all professors and experts in transfusion medicine, are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to consult with physicians. Patient Services’ registered nursing staff is supported by the resources of an organization recognized as a national leader in transfusion and transplantation medicine.