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February 4, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Puget Sound Blood Center changes name to Bloodworks Northwest

Puget Sound Blood Center, the 71-year-old blood-collection and distribution agency, has changed its name to Bloodworks Northwest to reflect a reach that has grown beyond the Seattle area, officials said Wednesday. Established in 1944, the center was one of the nation’s first independent, nonprofit community blood banks. Today, Bloodworks Northwest, also known as BloodworksNW, serves 90 hospitals in Washington,…


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January 27, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Puget Sound Blood Center issues emergency appeal for donations

The Puget Sound Blood Center has issued an emergency appeal for blood donations after a multi-state network outage Friday triggered a blood shortage in Western Washington. The emergency shortage locally was triggered by a cancellation of scheduled blood drives and suspension of collections at all donor centers because of the loss of telephone and computer connectivity,…


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January 7, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Blood supply at critically low levels; donations needed

The recent holidays have taken their toll on the community’s blood supply, according to the Puget Sound Blood Center, which is calling for donations. The organization, which supplies blood and blood products to most of Western Washington, said its blood suppply is at critically low levels. In all, the holiday season has resulted in about 30 percent…


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December 13, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Blood donors needed during the holiday season

Puget Sound Blood Center Thursday issued an appeal for blood donors during the holidays. Donations typically drop by about 30 percent while surgeries, and emergency room-visits don’t take a break, said David Leitch, director of donor and volunteer resources. Leitch said there is a specific need for O-negative blood donors, ‘universal donors’ whose blood can be…


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September 26, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Puget Sound Blood Center needs type O negative blood

An increased demand for type O negative blood in the past 10 days has created a significant shortage in this area, and the Puget Sound Blood Center is asking for your help. The blood center says it has seen a 15 percent spike in the need for type O negative blood at area hospitals in the…


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