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.
Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need
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.
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!
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 http://goo.gl/jHQHr7
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.
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!
Thank you to the many individuals that donated to Blood Bank of Alaska through Pick.Click.Give this year. As a non-profit organization your donations make a huge impact. If you would still like to donate, you can add a donation to your PFD until August 31st. Visit https://pfd.alaska.gov/ and select the pick.click.give icon. Thank you for your support!
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.
Blood Bank of Alaska launched Donor Connection one year ago. The new donor portal provides a convenient way to create appointments online, view past history and order your hero rewards! See the Donor Connection button at the top of the page to start today.