MultiCare and Cascade Regional Blood Services celebrate 70 years of linking volunteer blood donors to local patients in need. The relationship between the two organizations has evolved to respond to the unique needs of the community.

Since 1946, Cascade Regional Blood Services and MultiCare have developed a unique partnership to serve their communities and provide life-saving blood products, including  red blood cells and whole blood, platelets, plasma, cryoprecipitate, among a number of other specialized blood products used for research and patient care.

The two organizations maintain a specialized team of MultiCare-credentialed registered nurses who perform services and procedures for both adult and pediatric patients. Some of these procedures include therapeutic plasma and red cell exchanges. They also provide whole blood and platelets specifically for pediatric heart surgery patients through their Baby Blood Program, as well as other special products collected from donors for ECMO life support, LVAD placement surgeries, and over 170 unique surgeries and procedures that are performed yearly in MultiCare hospitals and clinics.

These are just a few of the services and collaborations that are provided through this partnership, highlighted in South Sound Talk.

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