"Black History Month: Connected by Incredible Human Tissue" (S4 E14)
Bloodworks 101
by Bloodworks Northwest
5d ago
February is Black History Month. What does that mean? Bloodworks 101 producer John Yeager sat down with Juan Cotto, Bloodworks' Senior Government Affairs & Community Engagement Strategist as well as former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best for a frank discussion about race and the challenges ahead when it comes to getting more Black people in our community to donate blood.  ..read more
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"Platelet Donation: A Cool Superpower" (S4 E13)
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by Kyle Boynton
1w ago
Have you ever donated platelets? Platelets are the part of blood that help control bleeding by collecting at the site of an injury and helping for clots. Kyle Boynton, our Donor Center Collection strategist, wants you to try platelet donation if you haven’t. We sat down with Kyle to talk about his work and why this matters so much to patients in the Pacific Northwest.  ..read more
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"Put the 'fun' in functional - Kyle McDaniel" (S4 E12)
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by Helen Pitlick
2w ago
Bloodworks' regional transportation manager Kyle McDaniel biked his way into a career and a fresh mindset. Learn how one fateful rainy Seattle day delivering blood on the Burke Gilman Trail changed Kyle's life forever ..read more
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Lifting the Mad Cow Deferral - Dr. Kirsten Alcorn & Meg Hall (S4 E11)
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by Bloodworks Northwest
3w ago
Experts tell us that on January 18th, 2023, Bloodworks Northwest could have access to as many as one thousand new donors in the Pacific Northwest simply because an FDA deferral is being lifted. As Bloodworks 101 producer John Yeager tells us, that's because new evidence has led the FDA to remove the deferral requirement associated with time spent in the U.K., France, and Ireland due to the risk of vCJD also known as Mad Cow Disease.  ..read more
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"Curt Bailey - The Road Ahead 2023" (S4 E10)
Bloodworks 101
by Bloodworks Northwest
1M ago
As a New Year begins, Bloodworks 101 producer John Yeager spent a few virtual moments with Curt Bailey, Bloodworks Northwest's President and CEO to take a look ahead to 2023 and the challenges facing Bloodworks. As John found out, time was on Bailey's mind, and specifically, the time it'll take the organization to fully recover from the impact of the pandemic ..read more
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"He Didn't Look Away - Former Seattle Mariner Dan Wilson" (S4 E9)
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by Bloodworks Northwest
1M 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 ..read more
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"State Blood Donor Day 2022 - Juan Cotto" (S4 E8)
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1M ago
Sunday, December 18th, 2017 is a day many people in the Pacific Northwest will never forget, at least not if Bloodworks Northwest's Juan Cotto has his way. That's the date of the tragic Amtrak 501 derailment near DuPont, Washington that killed three, injured dozens and impacted thousands trying to drive between Seattle and Portland for days after the derailment. On that day, Bloodworks was able to send more than 150 units of blood to hospitals in the area. So as Bloodworks 101 producer John Yeager found out, Juan Cotto has a simple message on this State Blood Donor Day  - donate blood, be ..read more
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"HLA: Transplants & The Science of Uniqueness" (S4 E7)
Bloodworks 101
by Bloodworks Northwest
2M ago
It can sometimes be a challenge to find two people with the same blood type. It's even harder to find two people with the same HLA type, but this is critical when evaluating organ transplants. Learn how Bloodworks' labs ensure that each lifesaving transplant is a good match.  ..read more
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The Point Guard at 12th & Pine: Marshall Hugh (S4 E6)
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by Bloodworks Northwest
2M ago
To describe Marshall Hugh as the front man for Seattle's Marshall Law Band only scratches the surface. Marshall is not only a talented musician and songwriter but he's a strong proponent for positive change in our community. He's also an enthusiastic advocate for Bloodworks Northwest and the cause of blood donation. Why? Well, as Bloodworks 101 producer John Yeager discovered, it comes from Marshall Hugh's life as a point guard.   ..read more
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"Music's In Her Blood" - KEXP's Cheryl Waters (S4 E5)
Bloodworks 101
by Bloodworks Northwest
3M ago
If you love music and you listen to Seattle's KEXP, you probably know who Cheryl Waters is. As an announcer at KEXP, Cheryl has been part of Seattle's musical landscape for more than 20 years. Because of live performances and interviews on YouTube, which she's hosted, she also has a following of music lovers all over the world. But did you know she's a strong advocate for blood donation and a regular blood donor? As Bloodworks 101 producer John Yeager found out, there's a very good reason why.  ..read more
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