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. In 1970 the month of January was designated as National Blood Donor Month. To say thank you to our donors, all donors that donate between January 14th and 23rd will earn 300 points.
Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need
During the holiday season there are so many things to prepare. It is easy to forget that patients need your donations during the holidays. We currently are in need of platelet donors and whole blood donors to meet the needs of local hospitals. Donors that make a whole blood donation 12/17 to 12/31 will receive 300 points. Platelet donors that make appointments 12/19 to 12/31 will receive 500 points. Some of our mobile drives also have special incentives.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.