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), Director of Blood Services

Jan Batt,
RN, BSN, Blood Management Specialist

Andrea Nordmark
MT, ASCP, Blood Management Specialist

Dawn Peterson,
RN, BSN, Blood Management Specialist

Harriette Lober,
Bloodless Program Specialist

Department Directory
Bloodless Program
  • Cherry Hill
    500 17th Avenue, Room 120 FC
    Seattle, WA  98122
  • First Hill
    747 Broadway, Room NN-331
    Seattle, WA 98122