Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need

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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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Free Entrance to Haunted & Enchanted Trails with Donation

Oct 04 2016

Donate starting 10/5 at a center or mobile drive in Anchorage or Wasilla & receive ONE free entrance to Haunted & Enchanted Trails at Goose Lake Park. The event takes place on October 27 and the ticket can be transferred to a child for entry. Happy October!

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Thank You Bethel Donors!

Sep 18 2016

Our mobile team completed the annual blood drive in Bethel this week. Thank you to the many donors that came out to donate blood. The January family was there to donate and give back to the community. Their daughter Isabella relied on blood donations when she was recovering from cancer two years ago at the age of six.

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Gov. Walker Signs Proclamation for September Alaska Blood Drive & Donation Challenge Month

Sep 07 2016

Governor Walker visited BBA to sign a proclamation declaring September Alaska Blood Drive and Donation Challenge Month. Currently only 2% of the Alaska population actively donates. During his visit Gov. Walker also donated blood and asked other Alaskans to donate with him. Blood donation is a critical part of the emergency preparedness system in place to protect Alaskans in times of disaster. Sonny Lommel and his family met with the Governor to share his story about how blood donations saved his life. Schedule your appointment today online or by phone 907-222-5630.

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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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BBA Visits Line One with Dr. Thad Woodard

Aug 22 2016

Our very own Dr. Ritter and CEO, Bob Scanlon, joined Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard for a talk about blood donation and the importance of the blood supply. Many listeners called in to find out who can donate and why blood is so important to the health care system. Listen to the podcast

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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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Pick.Click.Give Until August 31st

Apr 08 2016

Thank you to the many individuals that donated to Blood Bank of Alaska through Pick.Click.Give this year. As a non-profit organization your donations make a huge impact. If you would still like to donate, you can add a donation to your PFD until August 31st. Visit and select the icon. Thank you for your support!

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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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Current Critical Needs

Type O+ O-

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)

Mobile Blood Drive Calendar

Upcoming Events


23Sun ANC: First American Baptist Church

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM :: 7 Hours

25Tue Juneau Douglas High School (closed to public)

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


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM :: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

25Tue ANC: Muni. of Anchorage/Dpt. of Public Works

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM :: 3 Hours

26Wed VAL: Palmer High School (closed to public)

7:45 AM - 2:00 PM :: 6 Hours 15 Minutes

26Wed Univ. of AK Southeast

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM :: 6 Hours

27Thu ANC: ConocoPhillips

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM :: 6 Hours

28Fri Juneau: Centennial Hall

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM :: 6 Hours 30 Minutes

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