Puget Sound Blood Center – Why Work For Us?

Why are we changing to a new name now?

Today we touch and save lives far beyond Puget Sound – serving nearly 90 hospitals in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. We now provide a wide range of medical, transfusion and lab services that play an essential role in quality healthcare in the Northwest. Our research sets us apart: we’re one of a few blood centers in the US doing leading edge research on blood biology, transfusion, thrombosis and blood disorders. 

We wanted a name that honors our roots and connects to our past. But we also wanted a name that starts a conversation about who we are now, and  how we have grown and changed.

Many important things aren’t changing with the new name.

We’re still the same people and the place known for all things blood related.

Our mission and values are the same.

People like you (employees, donors, volunteers) who contribute so much— that’s not changing.

We’re still the place where donors come to support local patients and hospitals— just like always.

We’re still the source for lifesaving blood that local hospitals turn to, just like always.

We’re still local and not-for-profit.

And we’re relying on community support, just like we have since the beginning.

Because blood works miracles every day.

Our Mission

Saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood, medical and laboratory services in partnership with our community.

Research at Bloodworks Northwest

Our Blood Research Saves Lives
Since 1944, Bloodworks Northwest scientists have transformed medical science with breakthroughs in:

  • blood storage
  • transfusion
  • transplantation
  • hemophilia care

These discoveries have redefined best practices and improved patient care. From the beginning, research has been an integral part of the Blood Center's mission.

Why Research?
Our commitment to patient care goes beyond using the best methods and technologies available. Pushing the boundaries ever forward of what is possible, our investigators research real-world clinical problems to develop new treatments, new therapies, and new cures that help patients around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Today, our scientific staff is nearly 70, including 11 Principal Investigators, work in specialized labs to better the lives of patients with bleeding disorders, patients who need lifesaving transfusions or bone marrow matches, and many others. Our research program has been recognized worldwide for major advancements and contributions to transfusion and transplantation medicine.

Leading the Research Institute into the future, José A. López, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, notes the Blood Center's leadership in its field:

"The Blood Center's research has a long and distinguished record and is recognized internationally. My vision is to further enhance the Blood Center's reputation, bringing the best, brightest and most creative minds here to make discoveries that will not only help the people of the Puget Sound region, but improve the lives of people throughout the world."

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    Bloodworks NW saves lives, literally. The work that we do is so incredibly important, and I am proud to work for this organization.


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Additional Info

Website www.psbc.org
Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1944
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Puget Sound Blood Center is now Bloodworks Northwest! The name is new, but we have 70 years of Northwest history and 250,000 donors behind us. We are local, non-profit, independent, volunteer-supported and community-based. A recognized leader in transfusion medicine, BloodworksNW serves patients in nearly 90 hospitals in the Washington, Oregon and Alaska -- partnering closely ... More

Mission: Saving lives through research, innovation, education and excellence in blood, medical and laboratory services in partnership with our community.

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  • Puget Sound Blood Center update
    30+ days ago

    It is truly an honor to announce that Bloodworks NW has been recognized as a Gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksite. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program is an award given by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative. It is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace across America. It recognizes organizations for making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. As a Fit-Friendly Worksite, we have adopted the spirit of the initiative and have the vision to try improving the health and wellness of employees and the workplace.

  • Puget Sound Blood Center update
    30+ days ago

    Dear colleagues, In recognition of Medical Laboratory Professionals week, I would like to sincerely thank and recognize our laboratory professionals who work tirelessly to deliver excellence to those we serve. Daily, I am inspired by our lab staff throughout the many specialties of Bloodworks. While some of you have been doing this work for longer than others, Velma sets the bar http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI60z Awesome. Thank you, Linda

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