Blood Management

Blood Management

Enhancing patient care by applying evidence-based strategies to make appropriate use of transfusion therapy and reduce patient exposure to blood transfusion.

Appointments & Referrals

The Blood Management Department office is located at Swedish/Cherry Hill and administers program services to patients on all four campuses.

Blood Management

The Blood Management Department at Swedish Medical Center provides key services to

  • Reduce patient exposure to blood transfusion ("blood conservation")
  • Achieve safe blood management practices
  • Optimize blood utilization
  • Reduce variations in transfusion practice
  • Support a patient's decision to minimize or eliminate the use of blood or blood products

Among the many reasons blood management is on the forefront of health care today are

  • Increased public demand for safe alternatives to blood transfusion therapy
  • Growing numbers of patients who request medical services without the use of blood
  • Advanced technology and pharmacological agents making bloodless medicine and surgery not only possible but preferable
  • Decrease in national blood supply
  • Escalating costs due to growing number of federally mandated tests to screen donated blood for disease

Contact Information

Blood Management Program
500 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-2358
Map & Directions

Zac Zahara
MBA, CQA (ASQ), manager

Jan Batt,
RN, BSN, coordinator

Dawn Peterson,
RN, BSN, coordinator

Harriette Lober,
Bloodless Program specialist

Department Directory
Bloodless Program
  • Cherry Hill
    500 17th Avenue, Room A93C
    Seattle, WA  98122
  • First Hill
    747 Broadway, Room NN-331
    Seattle, WA 98122