Puget Sound Blood Center is now Bloodworks Northwest

After 70 years Puget Sound Blood Center is changing our name!  Please join us in celebrating:

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.

Questions or comments about our new name? Please send them to feedback@bloodworksnw.org

At a glance

As a unique, hybrid provider of health care services for the community, we collect, test and distribute essential, lifesaving blood to nearly 90 hospitals in the Pacific Northwest. Read more

Take a visual look at our history

Annual Community Report 2015


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