WA Center for Bleeding Disorders

Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders becomes independent from Bloodworks Northwest

Collaboration and focus ensure excellent patient care.


November 28th, 2020 (Seattle, WA) 

After decades of serving patients through Bloodworks Northwest Hemophilia Care Program, the Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders (WACBD), is becoming its own independent entity.

The Washington Institute for Coagulation (WIC), run by past Bloodworks Executive Director, Dr. Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, will do business as WACBD and serve patients with inherited bleeding disorders by offering hematology, nursing, physical therapy, ultrasound, social services, pharmacy, 24/7 on call services and outreach clinics.

“We are excited about the opportunity this brings to grow our program into new areas and holistically serve the needs of our hemophilia patients,” says WIC Executive Director, Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, MD. “Excellence in patient care has been our shared focus since our beginning at Bloodworks in 1974, so we are grateful to be working with Bloodworks to ensure excellence and continuity of care throughout this transition.”

The separation comes at a crucial time as the need for attention to Bloodworks’ core mission has never been more critical. “There is an ongoing and urgent need to save lives in our community and we must all do our part to ensure a safe and reliable blood supply,” said Bloodworks President and CEO Curt Bailey. “We’re seeing the highest levels of hospital blood and platelet usage since COVID-19 was declared an emergency last March. At the same time, we are urgently collecting plasma from individuals recovered from the COVID virus to treat those who are severely ill with the disease. These acute community needs reinforce our decision to laser-point our focus and engage our community to be ready to meet the mission of providing blood products and services to all patients throughout the Pacific Northwest.”

Moving forward as separate entities, the WIC and Bloodworks are committed to ongoing research and access to appropriate care for patients with bleeding disorders.

For more information, please visit www.WACBD.org and www.Bloodworksnw.org

About the Washington Institute for Coagulation — On 11/28/20, the Washington Institute for Coagulation (WIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started operation with the primary purpose to provide education and care for people with inherited bleeding disorders throughout the State of Washington. WIC operates the Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders, a federally approved and funded hemophilia treatment center. The Center is dedicated to helping people with bleeding disorders live healthy lives through research, education, and comprehensive care in partnership with patients, their families, community groups and the National Hemophilia Foundation. Funding for the WIC is established through the Health Resources and Services Administration(HRSA), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the WIC’s approved 340B pharmacy.

The contact information for the WIC doing business as the WACBD is:

701 Pike St, suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-614-1200

Bloodworks Northwest’s Hemophilia Care Program is now the Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders.

Since 1974, the Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders has been helping people with bleeding disorders obtain early, effective treatment and acquire skills that foster independence and minimize the acute and chronic complications from a bleeding disorder.

Comprehensive Care

A multidisciplinary team of health-care professionals addresses concerns including diagnosis, treatment, education, health insurance, orthopedics, dentistry, and HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). Expert pediatric services are coordinated with specialists at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane, and Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma. Outreach clinics are conducted in Tri-Cities, Yakima, Spokane, Wenatchee, and Olympia. Home visits to families and in-service meetings with health professional are provided throughout Washington state. Program staff also coordinates community resources for hemophilia care, emergency room treatment, invasive procedures, and other medical specialty clinics.

Services offered

  • Physicians specializing in bleeding disorders
  • Specialized master-level nursing care
  • Medical assessment and treatment of bleeding episodes
  • Personalized physical therapy program tailored to your particular needs
  • Diagnostic testing and specialized coagulation studies on site
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Home infusion training
  • Individual and family education individual and family counseling
  • Clinical trials
  • Resource and care coordination
  • 24-hour triage and consultation
  • Distribution of clotting concentrates


Consultation is available 24 hours a day to help patients, families, and physicians assess symptoms and obtain effective treatment when acute bleeding problems occur. Healthcare professionals use consultation services for treatment recommendations to manage complex medical, dental, and surgical procedures. Our team works closely with hospital staff to make sure patients with bleeding disorders who are at the hospital – whether they are in the emergency room, surgery, or labor/delivery – are given the best care possible.

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