Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need

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January is National Blood Donor Month

Jan 04 2017

This month we are raising awareness about National Blood Donor month. January is often one of the hardest months to meet the needs of hospitals as fewer donors donate due to schedules and weather. In 1970 the month of January was designated as National Blood Donor Month to help raise awareness about the need for blood. KTUU is partnering with BBA this month to encourage Alaskans to donate and hosting a blood drive on January 10, from 6 a.m to noon in the station parking lot.

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BBA Finalizes Sale of Previous Headquarters

Dec 13 2016

BBA has finalized the sale of previous headquarters located at 4000 Laurel Street in Anchorage. The building was originally built in 1981 and served as the hub for operations for more than 30 years. The sale of the building allows BBA to reduce the AIDEA loan by several million dollars.

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A Personal Message from the CEO: Bob Scanlon

Oct 07 2016

Dear Blood Donors Attached in this article is a personal message from the CEO of Blood Bank of Alaska, Bob Scanlon. Your donations save Alaskan lives every day and there is no substitute for your gift of life. Thank you for being a blood donor.

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Blood Drop Red Ale Created to Support BBA

Aug 24 2016

Recently our friends at the 49th State Brewing Company created a beer just for blood donors. The Blood Drop Red Ale is now available at both the Anchorage & Denali locations. For every pint sold they will donate $1 to Blood Bank of Alaska. Thank you for supporting Alaska patients!

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Zika Virus Update

Aug 05 2016

Due to the detection of active transmission of the Zika virus in areas of south Florida, donors that have traveled to the state of Florida are deferred from donating blood for FOUR WEEKS FROM THE DATE OF DEPARTURE FROM FLORIDA. Our staff will continue to update our blood donors as these deferrals expire or expand. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Reaching 30 Gallons & Potentially Saving 720 Lives

Jul 15 2016

This week Susan Shaffer one of our loyal blood donors reached a major milestone. She donated her 30th gallon of blood at our Anchorage center. Susan has been a blood donor for many years and began donating platelets in 2003. We could not fulfill our mission without donors like Susan and it is a joy to see her every two weeks for her appointment. Congratulations Susan!

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Kaladi Brothers Coffee Supports Blood Donors

Mar 21 2016

Kaladi Brothers is active in the community and looks for ways to give back. They believe in blood donation and the lives that are impacted by the generosity of our blood donors. At the new Anchorage Center all donors that register will receive a BOGO coupon for a cup of coffee. You can also enjoy a nice cup of Kaladi Brothers Coffee in the canteen when you donate. Thank you for all that you do.

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Online Appointments Are Simple and Easy

Oct 04 2015

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.

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Current Critical Needs

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Anchorage Centers(2)
Fairbanks Center
Wasilla Center
Call 222-5630 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


24Tue ANC: Atwood Bldg.

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

24Tue FBK: Eielson AFB

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM :: 8 Hours

25Wed FBK: Eielson AFB

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM :: 8 Hours

26Thu FBK: North Pole High School

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

27Fri FBK: Ft. Wainwright

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM :: 6 Hours

28Sat VAL: Willow Community Ctr.

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

29Sun ANC: St. Benedict Catholic Church

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM :: 4 Hours

29Sun ANC: Fred Meyer Abott

1:45 PM - 3:45 PM :: 2 Hours

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