Donor cards are no longer valid as a means of identification for registration. The new system launched on September 15, 2014 assigned new donor identification numbers to all donors. Due to this new number the old donor cards are invalid. Please bring a driver's license or other form of picture identification when you arrive to donate blood at our centers and mobile drives. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In support of the many cancer patients that need blood transfusions during treatment and recovery, we ask you to schedule an appointment in October. When you come in and donate you will receive 100 bonus points! Let's stomp out cancer and help Alaska patients in need.
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.
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.
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.
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.