Focus On Kids
Mailing Address:
Focus on Kids Laboratory Guild
​PO BOX 5371, M/S: OC.8.720
Seattle, WA 98145
​Email: focusonkids@seattlechildrens.org
Phone: (206) 987 - 3361
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Clinical Laboratory

Seattle Children’s Department of Laboratories is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and provides cutting-edge laboratory and pathology services for pediatric patients in the Pacific Northwest, as well as many patients from outside our region. The laboratory offers many specialized tests designed to address unique pediatric diseases.

We provide services at our main campus in Seattle and at Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center and Seattle Children’s South Clinic in Federal Way.

The Clinical Laboratory consists of more than 10 individual departments including: 

  • Core Laboratory

  • Microbiology

  • Chemistry 

  • Biochemical Genetics

  • Molecular Genetics

  • Cytogenetics

  • Hematopathology & Cell Markers

  • Histology

  • Point of Care

  • Bloodworks Northwest transfusion medicine

  • Phlebotomy & Specimen Processing

 The Seattle Children’s Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the nation. The Guild Association is governed by a board of trustees – dedicated volunteers who serve as advocates for Seattle Children’s mission and “success coaches” for all guilds, including their own. The Seattle Children’s Guild Association Board of Trustees also approves the Guild Association’s budget and works with hospital leaders to determine the focus of the Funding Hope initiative. 

Our Mission

Research

Guilds committed to finding cures for childhood illnesses choose to support the work of Seattle Children's Research Institute.

 

Funding Hope

For more than 20 years, the Guild Association has directed a small portion of its annual fundraising toward priority research and hospital needs selected by the Guild Association Board of Trustees. This program, called Funding Hope, enables guild members to meet the emerging needs of patients – and offer hope where it’s needed most. Learn more in the Funding Hope Progress Report.

 

What SCH Guilds Support

Learn about recent projects our guilds have done to support the programs below in Guild Spotlight.

Uncompensated care

Seattle Children's was founded in 1907 with a promise to our community: children in our region will receive essential healthcare regardless of a family's ability to pay. Fundraising efforts of our guilds provide of dollars each year to help us keep that promise.

Hospital programs

When a guild is passionate about a specific clinical or family support program, it can choose to dedicate its fundraising proceeds to that area. The Focus on Kids Laboratory Guild falls primarily under this category. Our goal is to raise awareness for our lab, and the funds raised by our guild allow us to develop new clinical testing, purchase new instrumentation, and support staff education, which improves the diagnosis and treatment of children.

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