Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need

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Preparing for A New BBA Headquarters

Jul 19 2015

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

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ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. Presents BBA with Second Million Dollar Donation

Jun 04 2015

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.

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KTUU Visits BBA New Building

May 27 2015

Abby Hancock with KTUU visited our Laurel center on Tuesday to discuss the new building timeline. Our new main center is located at Airport Heights and Debarr. It is scheduled to open in January 2016. We are still raising funds to complete the project and it will have a big impact on our ability to serve the needs of the state for the next fifty years. The 58,000 square foot facility will enable BBA to test blood in state during emergencies and expand our storage capacity as well.

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BBA Visits Barrow: Samuel Simmonds Hospital

May 21 2015

Bob Scanlon,CEO of Blood Bank of Alaska, and board member, Chris Mello, visited the Samuel Simmonds Hospital located in Barrow. The recently built hospital was impressive. The new facility is four times larger than the previous facility and allows for an expansion of medical services for the community. BBA representatives toured the facility and discussed the potential to begin an annual blood drive program in Barrow. Our rural hospitals are a vital part of our mission at BBA. Pictured: Chris Mello (BBA Board Member), Marie Carroll (President/CEO ASNA) and Bob Scanlon (CEO/Blood Bank of Alaska)

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Thank You GFT 7 Racquetball Club

May 21 2015

This month several community members raised funds for BBA by hosting their annual racquetball tournament at Alaska Club East. Local GFT 7 Racquetball Club selected Blood Bank of Alaska as the honorary charity for this year's event. Organizer Gary Zipkin remarked, "We support BBA and what they do for the community. We can't all give blood, but we can all give back." The group raised $1,980 to support the new building fund - thank you for your support.

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Wasilla Center Ribbon Cutting

Apr 30 2015

Thank you to our community supporters for attending our ribbon cutting. MEA Charitable Foundation Chair, David Dahms,was there to kick off the Wasilla Center and announce the $10,000 grant provided for this effort. Also in attendance was Elizabeth Ripley, Mat-Su Health Foundation President and John Lee, Mat-Su Regional Hospital President. BBA board member Chris Mello served as the official ribbon cutter.

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Wasilla Center OPEN

Apr 08 2015

The official ribbon cutting will take place on April 17, 2015. The doors are now open for appointments Wednesday to Saturday(hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m). BBA is extremely excited to be located in the Valley once again. Schedule today.

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Grants Provide Funding for New Courier Van

Feb 06 2015

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.

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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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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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