Mat-Su Health Foundation provided a grant of $300,000 in support of our new building. Healthy aging is a key are of interest for the Mat-Su Health Foundation and it is important to ensure the necessary health care is available in Alaska for Valley residents. Blood Bank of Alaska provides blood and blood products to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center and has a collection center in Wasilla. The new building will allow for expanded services at Blood Bank of Alaska and keep Alaska patients safe.
Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need
Girl Scouts of Alaska has generously donated cookies for our donors starting this weekend until August 29th at our Anchorage & Wasilla centers. Schedule your donation today and pick up a box of your favorite treats. Samoas, Thin Mints, Tagalongs and more..thank you Girl Scouts!
BBA attended the Governor's Picnic to spread the word about blood donation. Buddy the Blood Drop was there passing out goodies and posing for photos. Gov. Bill Walker stopped by to cheer on the team. A former Buddy the Blood Drop himself - he was more than happy to support our mission.
We are eagerly preparing for our move next year to the new Anchorage headquarters located at 1215 Airport Heights. This new building will consolidate our Anchorage operations and provide increased laboratory space to benefit Alaska patients in need. Bob Petersen shared his view on this project with ADN this weekend: read it now http://bit.ly/1MfPJIE
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. has furthered their commitment to support the new Blood Bank of Alaska facility project currently under construction with a second $1 million donation. This brings the current total contribution of ConocoPhillips to $2 million. “Blood Bank of Alaska is deeply honored to have the support of an organization such as ConocoPhillips. Their dedication to our community and to the state of Alaska is helping to provide a better blood bank facility for patients in need,” noted Bob Scanlon, BBA CEO.
Through the generous grants from Rasmuson Foundation and Mat-Su Health Foundation, Blood Bank of Alaska now has a new courier van. This vehicle provides critical transportation of the products we collect and keeps the blood on the move 24/7.
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:
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.