Blood Collectors Week: Spotlight on Young in Lynnwood

September 12, 2015 at 9:30 am


Young has been drawing blood longer than many donors have been alive to give it — she’s been with BloodworksNW for 24 years!

The 21,984 whole blood and 6,576 apheresis donations she’s collected in this period could have saved up to 72,000 lives.

Outside of work, Young enjoys painting, gardening (you may run into her at Wight’s Garden Center), walks with her husband, and watching football — on Blue Fridays at the donor center, you can see her representing the 12th Man with pride.

Lynnwood supervisor Adam Osborne says,

She is probably one of the kindest people you will ever encounter if you came to Lynnwood – unless you badmouth her Seahawks!

Young is proud to serve the Lynnwood community.

I have been living in Lynnwood for over 25 years so I cannot imagine myself living anyplace else. This is where I raised my kids. There are also several delicious and affordable Korean restaurants in Lynnwood so I never have to miss good Korean food.

A fun fact about Young says as much about her personality as her love of good Korean food:

I got second place for eating the most “Udon” (noodle) soup at a eating contest in Seoul, South Korea back in 1981.

BloodworksNW has been fortunate enough to have had Young for most of her career.

 BloodworksNW has a lot of great workers and the management is very supportive.  The people at the center are like a second family to me. We work as a team to help each other out during hard times.  I also enjoy socializing with donors and volunteers.

Looking forward to the next 24 years!

Want to thank Young or your favorite blood collector this week? Schedule your appointment at!