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Bloodworks 101

Bloodworks Northwest

Bloodworks 101 is a monthly podcast produced by Bloodworks Northwest, a Seattle-based blood bank and research center. Stories are designed to inspire and educate listeners to donate time, money or blood. On Bloodworks 101 you'll meet experts who can discuss everything from the importance of transfusions to the growing importance of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma to trypanophobia (the fear of needles). You'll meet a man who survived leukemia, with the help of 267 transfusions, a 79-year-old woman whose plasma is helping those with suffering from COVID-19 and a five-year-old boy who, thanks to blood donors he'll never know, beat stage Stage Four Neuroblastoma. Today, he's an inspiration to his parents. These are just a few of the stories you'll hear on "Bloodworks 101," hosted by Emmy Award winning storyteller John Yeager, a Senior Media Content Strategist at Bloodworks. John is joined by a team of producers including gifted storytellers Bill Harper, Helen Pitlick and Juan Cotto.

Recent Episodes

"Blind Spots" - Dr. Jill Johnsen (S2 E14) March 02, 2021 Episode artwork "When The Deck is Stacked Against You" - Mack Bell - (S2 E13) February 22, 2021 Episode artwork "Life is a Ballgame" - Dave Sims (S2 E12)February 20, 2021 Episode artwork "A Servant Leader" - Oregon State Senator James Manning (S2 E11)February 02, 2021 Episode artwork "What a Beautiful Morning it Was" - Beth Newman (S2 E10)January 25, 2021 Episode artwork "When All That's Left is Hope" ENCORE - Bill Harper (S2 E9)January 12, 2021 Episode artwork "I Was Always Happy with the Cookies” - New Car Giveaway 2021 (S2 E8)January 08, 2021 Episode artwork "Always Make Your Free Throws" - Dr. Jose Lopez (S2 E7)January 06, 2021 Episode artwork "I've Never Been That Sick" - Angie Keller's Mom and Convalescent Plasma (S2 E6)December 21, 2020 Episode artwork "People Just Started Showing Up" - State Blood Donor Day - (S2 E5)December 02, 2020 Episode artwork Ruger: A Different Kind of Blood Hound (S2 E4)November 17, 2020 Episode artwork The Blood is Fake, the Stress is Real (S2 E3)October 29, 2020 Episode artwork "It Happened Overnight:" When a Pandemic Meets the Blood Supply (S2 E2)October 20, 2020 Episode artwork Fear of Needles - I Want to Donate But ... (S2 E1)September 08, 2020 Episode artwork Batter Up - Rick Rizzs (S1 E17)July 24, 2020 Episode artwork The Day a Heart Stood Still - ENCORE - Sue Nixon Summer Edition (S1 E16)July 22, 2020 Episode artwork When All That's Left is Hope - Bill Harper (S1 E15)July 03, 2020 Episode artwork What's Blood Got to Do With it? - Dr. Jill Johnsen (S1 E14)June 29, 2020 Episode artwork The Grandma with Superpowers - Sheila Julich (S1 E13)June 07, 2020 Episode artwork Not as Expected - Molly's Story (S1 E12)May 18, 2020 Episode artwork The Right Side of 50/50 - Isaac Strong (S1 E11)May 09, 2020 Episode artwork The Day a Heart Stood Still - Sue Nixon (S1 E10)April 28, 2020 Episode artwork The Hope of the World - Elizabeth Schneider, Bloodworks' First Convalescent Plasma Donor (S1 E9)April 25, 2020 Episode artwork Bloodworks Northwest Saved My Life - LinMara Bluebird & Dr. Rebecca Kruse Jarres (S1 E8)April 22, 2020 Episode artwork A Ray of Hope - Convalescent Plasma with Dr. Rebecca Haley (S1 E7)April 09, 2020 Episode artwork