Podcast: Bloodworks 101

Bloodworks 101 is an Anthem Award-winning, bi-weekly podcast designed to inspire you to donate time, money or blood.

On Bloodworks 101 you’ll meet experts who can discuss everything from the importance of blood donation to trypanophobia (fear of needles). You’ll meet a man who survived leukemia with the help of 267 transfusions, a 79-year-old nurse whose plasma helped those suffering from COVID-19, and a five-year-old boy who beat stage IV Neuroblastoma thanks to blood donors he’ll never know and is today an inspiration to our whole region.

These are just a few of the stories you’ll hear on Bloodworks 101, hosted by Emmy Award-winning producer John Yeager, who’s also the Senior Media Content Strategist at Bloodworks, and joined by a team of gifted storytellers.

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Meet our host

Host John Yeager is an Emmy Award-winning media content strategist and developer, multimedia producer, and lifelong Green Bay Packers fan.

John spent decades as a broadcast news reporter before making the transition to Public Relations and the non-profit world. He’s now Bloodworks’ Senior Media Content Strategist.


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Kyle Boynton

Kyle focuses on strategy, program management, and collaborative leadership to promote and expand the center collections including the Plateletpheresis program. He is also an award-winning short film producer and writer.

Juan Cotto

Equally adept at narrating a podcast and calling a high school football game, Juan builds connections wherever he goes. As Bloodworks’ Sr. Government Affairs and Community Engagement Strategist, he covers topics related to legislation and partnerships.

Helen Pitlick

As Communications Manager with Bloodworks, Helen tells the stories that move the organization forward — and sometimes stories that just entertain. She donates platelets whenever her iron allows.

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Awards & Recognition

Health, Best Strategy

Health, Best Local Awareness
Program (Nonprofit)

Do you have a story or an idea for episode?

Bloodworks 101 is always looking for the best blood-related topics and stories. If you have a connection to donated blood that you would like to share, an aspect of our work that you would like to learn more about, or an idea for an episode, we want to hear from you.

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