Whole Blood

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Whole Blood

Whole blood contains white blood cells, plasma, RBCs and platelets with no separation. Whole blood products are collected by Heparin/EDTA vacutainer or EDTA syringe. Volumes are available range from 1–200 mL. Whole blood comes shipped locally same-day, nationally overnight and contains limited donor demographic and medical data.

Volumes come in full increments of the vacutainer. Contact us for assistance in designing your custom collections. Late request fees and last minute cancelation fees apply.

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Whole Blood for Research

Whole blood may be ordered in increments of 2, 4, 6 and 10 mL EDTA plastic vacutainers. We also offer 10 mL Sodium Heparin, 8.5 mL ACD glass vacutainers, 3.5 mL Sodium Citrate, 6 mL serum tubes with silica clot activator (no gel separator). Special or custom-order tubes are available upon request.

All whole blood is collected using Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved consent forms and protocols using standard phlebotomy practices.

For an example of the Packing Slip click here.

  • Whole Blood

Product Number Details
4500-01 Whole Blood [1-49 mL]
4500-02 Whole Blood [50-99 mL]
4500-03 Whole Blood [100-149 mL]
4500-04 Whole Blood [150-200mL]
4500-05 Syringe Draw
Product Number Details

Planning Ahead

Fresh isolated cell orders must be submitted a minimum of one week prior to the requested delivery date. Additional lead time may be required for custom cell types or specific donor requests. If there is a preference for cells isolated from whole blood, cord blood, or apheresis, please list in order notes.

Shipping and Delivery


(only outside of Greater Seattle area. Charged to your individual FedEx account):
Samples will be shipped overnight to your shipping address, arriving before 10:30am to most US addresses. You will receive tracking notifications from FedEx via email when the package has been picked up and when it’s been delivered.


(within Greater Seattle area):
Delivery to your location is by same-day FedEx courier in the morning, guaranteed to arrive within 2–3 hours of the sample ready time, depending on your location. You will receive tracking notifications from FedEx via email when the package has been picked up and when it’s been delivered.


(no additional charge):
Samples and cells can be picked up from our 1551 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102 location.

Contact us for more information and instructions.

Cancellation Policy

Change orders and cancellation notices on all orders must be submitted to Bloodworks ([email protected]) and receive acknowledgement in writing and change orders must be mutually agreed upon. Cancellations of products in the following categories will result in the following fees:

Product Type Timing Charge
Whole Blood Less than 24 hours $100

All change fee and cancellation policies for special projects or indicated in Scope of Work documents supersede the above listed fees. Rescheduling subject to donor availability. Postponements or new requests with a rush requirement of less than 3 business days may be subject to an additional $100 rush fee.


Let’s talk about your needs. Contact us for more information about biological products.