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03.01.2016

Harborview staff rally to help nurse battling blood disorder

Response includes leave-time donations, platelet search for woman with rare illness

KING5.com  |  Updated 9:15 AM, 03.01.2016

Posted in: Community

  • Harborview Medical Center colleagues of Jen Schmitt send a heartfelt message. Screen capture from KING-5 video
Jen Schmitt's colleagues at Harborview Medical Center are rallying to her aid. Schmitt, an ICU nurse, is battling an extremely rare, potentially fatal bleeding disorder.

Schmitt's co-workers donated sick and vacation leave to her, and started an extensive drive to see if any was a match for her platelet type. Schmitt has lived her entier life with Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia, which causes internal bleeding. 

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