Giving Tuesday was originally created as a way to remind community members to give back to the causes they feel strongly about. The season of giving is here and together we can make a difference for our fellow Alaskans. Support Blood Bank of Alaska by making a financial contribution or by donating blood on December 1, 2015. Thank you for your support.
Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need
Northrim Bank is an organization that invests in their communities to better the lives of Alaskans. Recently they contributed to the new building campaign fund to expand available services for Alaskans. BBA is extremely grateful for their support and is excited to be approaching the final stages of construction for this project.
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.
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.