The mobile team was on location for the annual YKHC Bethel drives this week. For several years, BBA has traveled to Bethel to collect blood; many community members donate time and supplies to support Alaska patients in need. Special thank you to Alaska Airlines, GCI, KYKD, KYUK, Allanvik Hotel and Bethel Car Rental. Pictured Officers Corbett and Reid donate at Elders Home.
Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need
Our new automated system is now up and running. Sue Shaffer was kind enough to be the first donor to go through the new registration process. Donors like Sue are the reason we are able to serve the patients of Alaska. Sue is a frequent platelet donor and we hope this will make her experience at Blood Bank of Alaska a little easier. Click the Donor Connection icon in the top right hand of the screen to schedule your appointment using the new system today or call 222-5630.
The Pirate Pub Crawl has become a wonderful event that supports BBA with a little pirate flair. Dress up in scurvy pirate gear, follow th' map, visit each bar to win th' riches 'o frequent flyer miles. Purchase a t-shirt to remember th' event 'n raise funds fer BBA. September 20 in Town Square, starts at 7P with a fun photo. See you there! More info at anchoragedowntown.org
Bob Scanlon, CEO of Blood Bank of Alaska, responds to a New York Times article on national blood trends. The needs of Alaska vary greatly from those in the Lower 48 for many reasons. You can read the full response by clicking the read more tab here:
It is here! Starting September 15 donors can now make appointments in real time for whole blood online. In addition this new connection will allow you to view your past donation history, hero rewards, wellness and more! You will use the login button on the homepage of the website beginning September 15.
ABsolutely out of of AB Fresh Frozen Plasma! We could use our AB donors to come to our rescue. Plasma is a critical component of patient treatment for trauma and much more. Everyday heroes we are counting on you 222-5630 or bloodbankofalaska.org Share with friends and let's stock the shelves.
Blood Bank of Alaska celebrates the groundbreaking for the new facility in Anchorage today. We are honored to have Commissioner Streur speaking on behalf of Governor Sean Parnell. This event marks the beginning of a project that has been in the works for many years through the effort of many community leaders. Alaskans are all a little safer today as we move forward. BBA would like to thank the many individuals and organizations that have supported us, which includes our groundbreaking event sponsors.
Our summer blood drive at our centers and mobile locations starts next week. We need to replenish the blood supply and we can not to it without you! Donate in Anchorage June 11- June 18 and in Fairbanks June 12- June 19 to receive an exclusive BBA donor shirt. Call 222-5630 to schedule an appointment or go online www.bloodbankofalaska.org - let's fill the shelves with life-saving units together.
Blood Bank of Alaska is so excited that on Monday April 7, 2014 the construction began at our new building site. The new facility is scheduled to be completed in 2015 and we are still raising funds for this effort. This building will provide Alaska with a safe blood supply in times of disaster and bring an additional state-of-the-art laboratory to our community. Click Read more to view a slide show.
We are currently working towards building a new Blood Bank of Alaska facility to support Alaska patients in need. Take a quick virtual tour of the inside of the donor area by clicking on read more. Together we can build a better future for Alaska.