Blood Component Therapy
The Bloodworks Northwest Transfusion Services Laboratories operate 24 hours a day. Questions about samples, procedures, blood component orders or delivery should be directed to the University District Laboratory (from UWMC, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Northwest Hospital, & Swedish Ballard) or the Central Transfusion Laboratory (from other hospitals). A Blood Center physician with full responsibility for transfusion services is on call at all times to resolve problems or provide medical consultation. The Blood Center physician on call may be paged by contacting any of the Transfusion Service Laboratories.