We’ve been featured in featured in South Sound talk for our work to expand our donor bas to provide the specific blood products needed for Sickle Cell patients at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

Blood transfusion is one of the most critical sickle cell treatments and can lessen pain for the children and adults who live with sickle cell disease. Some sickle cell disease patients require transfusions as often as monthly – making the need for blood donations constant.

“Patients are not always scheduled in advance for transfusions. Like any emergency, it’s the blood on our shelves that makes the difference,” says Richard Freed, Laboratory Operations Manager at Cascade Regional Blood Services.

A dedicated Cascade Regional Blood Services nurse case manager ensures children with sickle cell disease get personalized care and the recommended tests and treatments they need.

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