"The Sirens That Day Were Deafening: A Former Student Remembers the Virginia Tech Shooting - Whitney Moore (S5 E28)
Bloodworks 101
by Bloodworks Northwest
1w ago
April 16th, 2007 will be remembered as one of the deadliest shootings in American history, leaving 33 people dead on the Virginia Tech campus, including the shooter. It's a day West Seattle's Whitney Moore would like to forget but now feels compelled to honor. Whitney was a student that day when the "sirens were deafening" on the Virginia Tech campus. She shares her story with producer John Yeager on this special edition of Bloodworks 101.  ..read more
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"The guy that keeps the lights on" - Jeff Perry (S5 E27)
Bloodworks 101
by Helen Pitlick
1w ago
When Bloodworks’ chief financial officer Bob Gleason retires in June, he will leave an already-cemented legacy as a values-driven finance maestro.  Bob has set a high bar, and Bloodworks looked far and wide for a business leader who could match his standards and finesse. And now, Bloodworks is excited to welcome Jeff Perry  into the CFO role. Bloodworks 101's Helen Pitlick sat down with Jeff to get to know him a little better and learn more about what he has planned for Bloodworks.  ..read more
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ENCORE EDITION "He Didn't Look Away: Dan Wilson Seattle Mariners"
Bloodworks 101
by Bloodworks Northwest
2w ago
Former Seattle Mariners catcher Dan Wilson played 12 years for the M's, making the playoffs in 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2001 before retiring in 2005. In 2012, Wilson was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame alongside his battery-mate, pitcher Randy Johnson. But as noteworthy as Wilson's career on the field was, it's his work helping Northwest charities over the years that has a lasting impact on his community.  Bloodworks 101 producer John Yeager caught up with Dan recently at a Pop-Up Blood Drive hosted by the Mariners at T-Mobile Park for this special ENCORE EDITION of Bloodworks ..read more
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"One Man's Life: Urban Family's Paul Patu" - (S5 E26)
Bloodworks 101
by Bloodworks Northwest
3w ago
Sometimes it's easy for many people to underestimate a little thing like rolling up your sleeve and donating a unit of blood. But Seattle's Paul Patu is not one of them.  That's because, as Bloodworks 101 producer John Yeager found out, Patu owes his life to that "little thing." And wait til you hear what the impact of that one man's life turned out to be.  ..read more
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"Things weren't supposed to progress so quickly overnight" - Dom Carreiro (S5 E25)
Bloodworks 101
by Helen Pitlick
1M ago
Dom Carreiro works in Bloodworks' Transfusion Service Lab at Overlake Hospital. Dom and his team are a direct link between our inventory of typed, tested blood and the patients who need it – or at least, their medical care teams. And sometimes things don't go according to plan ..read more
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ENCORE "When a Platelet Donor Meets a Recipient" - Dr. Moritz Stolla, Dan Ertel & Mack Bell
Bloodworks 101
by Bloodworks Northwest
1M ago
It's rare that a blood donor and a recipient get to connect but that's exactly what happens on this special ENCORE episode of Bloodworks 101 when frequent platelet donor Dan Ertel meets Mack Bell, a 30-year-old African-American man living with cerebral palsy, who contracted a potentially-deadly blood condition called aplastic anemia. That's a deficiency of all types of blood cells caused by failure of bone marrow development. Mack, as you'll discover,  was the recipient of several transfusions that played a big role in the effort to save his life. So, here's what happens when someone with ..read more
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"Two Babies Saved My Life": Alexes Harris - (S5 E23)
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by Bloodworks Northwest
1M ago
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"The 2024 Legislative Agenda in Olympia"- Juan Cotto (S5 E22)
Bloodworks 101
by Bloodworks Northwest
2M ago
Besides supplying 95% of the hospitals in the Pacific Northwest with lifesaving blood products, Bloodworks Northwest advocates for blood donation at the highest levels of state government in Oregon and Washington. With Olympia lawmakers in session this winter, Bloodworks 101 producer John Yeager sat down with Bloodworks Director of Government Affairs, Juan Cotto to discuss the organization's legislative agenda. And if Juan's efforts are successful, every driver in the State of Washington will notice.   ..read more
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"On Cloud Nine... and the Tree of Life" — Ed Schultz (S5 E21)
Bloodworks 101
by Helen Pitlick
2M ago
Bloodworks' Tree of Life celebrates blood donors who have given 100 or more units. Ed Schultz fell in love with the Tree of Life on visits to Bloodworks' Bellevue Donor Center, but seven years ago, it appeared he might never donate blood again. Bloodworks 101 co-producer Helen Pitlick sat down with Ed and his wife, Ellie, to capture the emotions of his 100th donation ..read more
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"Making Sickle Cell Disease History" - Dr. Raymond Adili (S5 E19)
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by Helen Pitlick
2M ago
It’s Black History Month, and we’re taking a look at Sickle Cell Disease, a devastating genetic blood disorder that predominantly impacts people of African descent. Sickle cell disease is an unfortunate reality for many members of Black communities, and at Bloodworks, we’d like to make it history. Dr. Raymond Adili of Bloodworks Research Institute thinks this is possible ..read more
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