Bloodworks 101

Bonus Episode: "Trauma Nurse & Grunge Bassist Guy Maddison on Why Music's In His Blood" - (S3 E8)

November 18, 2021 Bloodworks Northwest
Bloodworks 101
Bonus Episode: "Trauma Nurse & Grunge Bassist Guy Maddison on Why Music's In His Blood" - (S3 E8)
Show Notes

Seattle rock band Mudhoney is often seen as instrumental (pun intended) in the creation of the grunge genre of the 1990s. But few people know that its bassist is also a nurse at the Pacific Northwest's only Level 1 trauma center, Harborview Medical Center, and has built up a career learning on every shift the importance of having donated blood on hand. 

As part of Bloodworks' "Music's In Our Blood" initiative, here Guy discusses his perspective on the critical nature of blood for trauma patients at Harborview, summing it up with "If we don't have that blood available these people will die." 

This short bonus episode of Bloodworks 101 ends with host, Bloodworks employee, and, cancer survivor, and 267-unit recipient Bill Harper making a personal plea for blood donations this holiday season. "End the Year with Hope," he says, and we think that's a great idea.