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Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need
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.
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.
Donor cards are no longer valid as a means of identification for registration.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.
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:
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.