Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need

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Pick.Click.Give for BBA

Jan 12 2015

Blood Bank of Alaska is a charity of choice when you and file your Permanent Fund Dividend. There are many charities to choose from that support wonderful programs for Alaska. Non-profit organizations make a difference in thousands of lives each year. Thank you for helping Alaska patients in need, you can add or change your Pick.Click.Give selections here:

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New Building Progress in the Fall

Jan 08 2015

This Fall the construction team made great progress. Take a look at this video that captures the changes prior to the snow falling. We will keep you updated as we near our move in date.

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FDA Moves Toward Dropping Lifetime Ban On Gay Blood Donations

Dec 26 2014

Blood Bank of Alaska is solely focused on fulfilling its mission to provide high quality blood products and related laboratory services while meeting changing healthcare needs. Our organization is regulated by the FDA to ensure that all blood products we produce align with the safety guidelines the FDA determines via scientific studies. In a statement released by the FDA on December 23, 2014, it was announced that an adjustment to their previous mandates regarding the men having sex with men (MSM) deferral will be implemented in 2015. This adjustment shifts the current lifetime ban for men that have had sex with men to a deferral of one year since the last sexual contact.

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ConocoPhillips Awards BBA Million Dollar Gift

Dec 18 2014

Blood Bank of Alaska announced today that it has received a $1 million dollar gift from ConocoPhillips to help build a new blood bank for Alaskans. The company intends to contribute an additional $1 million each in 2015 and 2016, subject to future approvals by the company leadership.

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Invalid Donor Cards

Oct 27 2014

Donor cards are no longer valid as a means of identification for registration.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.

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First Donors Use New System

Sep 24 2014

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.

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BBA Responds to Article on National Blood Trends

Sep 09 2014

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:

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Construction Begins On New Building

Apr 11 2014

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.

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Take a Tour of the Future BBA Facility

May 31 2013

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.

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Current Critical Needs

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Anchorage Centers
Call 222-5630 for info

Fairbanks Center
Call 456-5645 for info

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Remember to:

  • Eat well
  • Drink plenty of fluids before donating
  • Bring photo ID (with Birthday or SSN)

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Upcoming Events


29Thu ANC- East High School

Hello 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM :: 6 Hours


Hello 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM :: 7 Hours

31Sat VAL - Willow Winter Carnival

Hello 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM :: 5 Hours

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