New South Lake Union Home

Check out these photos from our unveiling event at our new home.

In December 2011, the BloodworksNW Research Institute moved to a new facility in South Lake Union—the epicenter of Seattle's biomedical research and global health community. This new facility has been renovated to include a state-of-the-art laboratory and technical support space spanning 45,000 square feet. The labs have been designed and engineered to meet the needs of our researchers, double our work area, and enable us to increase our staff and expand our research.

As many of our supporters might not have the opportunity to see our new facility personally, here's a look at the benefactor wall that's prominently displayed in our lobby. Besides providing an overview of our life-saving blood research work, these beautiful glass panels also honor the many generous financial supporters who make our research possible. Click here to see the wall.

With the expanded facility come opportunities to enhance our collaboration with other institutions and accelerate our process of discovery:

  • Develop shared core technical facilities for mass spectrometry, cell sorting, imaging, genomics and proteomics, protein production, and bioinformatics
  • Continue and expand collaborative research with UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children's Research Institute, and other academic and clinical centers in Washington and around the world
  • Recruit the best minds in the field to join us in advancing blood and transfusion medicine to find new treatments and new cures for disorders that claim hundreds of thousands of lives
  • Design and establish graduate and post-graduate training programs in blood, tissue, and bone research in collaboration with the University of Washington

"Patients around the world have benefited from the discoveries we pioneered and knowledge we developed. Our new facility will expand the capabilities of our research team and allow us to achieve a 'critical mass' of researchers across multiple disciplines needed to advance transfusion medicine to the next level," said Dr. James P. AuBuchon, president and chief executive officer of Bloodworks Northwest.