Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need

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Final Investigation Report

Nov 18 2016

Blood Bank of Alaska has concluded the internal investigation in response to the complaint that was filed with the Food and Drug Administration by one or more current and/or former employees. The full response is included in the the following article and is readily available for those that have questions about the findings.

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Holiday Heroes Needed Thanksgiving

Nov 14 2016

During the Thanksgiving holiday there are fewer donors available to donate blood. Patients are still in need of blood during this time. If you have time to donate and give blood please schedule your appointment the week of November 21st. Donors that donate at a center Nov. 21 to Nov. 23 will take home a $10 gift card voucher for Amazon or Visa. If you donated Nov. 25 to Nov. 30 you will earn 500 points for the hero store. 907-222-5630

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A Personal Message from the CEO: Bob Scanlon

Oct 07 2016

Dear Blood Donors Attached in this article is a personal message from the CEO of Blood Bank of Alaska, Bob Scanlon. Your donations save Alaskan lives every day and there is no substitute for your gift of life. Thank you for being a blood donor.

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Thank You Bethel Donors!

Sep 18 2016

Our mobile team completed the annual blood drive in Bethel this week. Thank you to the many donors that came out to donate blood. The January family was there to donate and give back to the community. Their daughter Isabella relied on blood donations when she was recovering from cancer two years ago at the age of six.

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Gov. Walker Signs Proclamation for September Alaska Blood Drive & Donation Challenge Month

Sep 07 2016

Governor Walker visited BBA to sign a proclamation declaring September Alaska Blood Drive and Donation Challenge Month. Currently only 2% of the Alaska population actively donates. During his visit Gov. Walker also donated blood and asked other Alaskans to donate with him. Blood donation is a critical part of the emergency preparedness system in place to protect Alaskans in times of disaster. Sonny Lommel and his family met with the Governor to share his story about how blood donations saved his life. Schedule your appointment today online or by phone 907-222-5630.

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Blood Drop Red Ale Created to Support BBA

Aug 24 2016

Recently our friends at the 49th State Brewing Company created a beer just for blood donors. The Blood Drop Red Ale is now available at both the Anchorage & Denali locations. For every pint sold they will donate $1 to Blood Bank of Alaska. Thank you for supporting Alaska patients!

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BBA Visits Line One with Dr. Thad Woodard

Aug 22 2016

Our very own Dr. Ritter and CEO, Bob Scanlon, joined Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard for a talk about blood donation and the importance of the blood supply. Many listeners called in to find out who can donate and why blood is so important to the health care system. Listen to the podcast

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Zika Virus Update

Aug 05 2016

Due to the detection of active transmission of the Zika virus in areas of south Florida, donors that have traveled to the state of Florida are deferred from donating blood for FOUR WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF DEPARTURE FROM FLORIDA. Our staff will continue to update our blood donors as these deferrals expire or expand. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Reaching 30 Gallons & Potentially Saving 720 Lives

Jul 15 2016

This week Susan Shaffer one of our loyal blood donors reached a major milestone. She donated her 30th gallon of blood at our Anchorage center. Susan has been a blood donor for many years and began donating platelets in 2003. We could not fulfill our mission without donors like Susan and it is a joy to see her every two weeks for her appointment. Congratulations Susan!

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Kaladi Brothers Coffee Supports Blood Donors

Mar 21 2016

Kaladi Brothers is active in the community and looks for ways to give back. They believe in blood donation and the lives that are impacted by the generosity of our blood donors. At the new Anchorage Center all donors that register will receive a BOGO coupon for a cup of coffee. You can also enjoy a nice cup of Kaladi Brothers Coffee in the canteen when you donate. Thank you for all that you do.

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Current Critical Needs

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Anchorage Centers(2)
Fairbanks Center
Wasilla Center
Call 222-5630 for info

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Remember to:

  • Eat well
  • Drink plenty of fluids before donating
  • Bring photo ID (with Birthday or SSN)

Mobile Blood Drive Calendar

Upcoming Events


9Fri AK: Allure Day Spa & Hair Design

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM :: 7 Hours

10Sat VAL: Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM :: 6 Hours 30 Minutes

10Sat ANC: Midnight Sun Brewing

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM :: 7 Hours

13Tue ANC: Homestate Mortgage Co.

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM :: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

13Tue JBER: 611th CES

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM :: 7 Hours

13Tue ANC: AK Energy Building

12:00 PM - 3:30 PM :: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

14Wed ANC: Dpt. of Transportation

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM :: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

14Wed VAL: Valley Native Primary Care Ctr.

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM :: 6 Hours 30 Minutes

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