Seattle blood bank alerts 1,800 patients of data breach

Mackenzie Garrity - Print  | 

Seattle-based Bloodworks, Northwest is notifying 1,893 patients of a March data breach that may have exposed patients' personal information.

The blood bank became aware that a document that contained certain personal information of some patients had gone missing on March 13. The document contained patients' names, dates of birth and medical diagnoses.

No Social Security numbers or financial information was exposed.

Bloodworks is in the processes of alerting all affected patients. The blood bank has set up a call line for patients who have questions.

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