Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need

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Construction Begins On New Building

Apr 11 2014

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.

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Celebrating Donate Life Month In April

Apr 03 2014

Blood Bank of Alaska encourages individuals to donate blood and register to become an organ, cornea and tissue donor for Donate Life Month in April. Anchorage blood donors will have a chance to win a free movie ticket each day this month to Bear Tooth Theater. One lucky donor will be selected each day.

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Line One Health Hosts BBA

Mar 24 2014

Tune in for Line One Health today at 2 P.M. and learn about our latest research initiative, TrialNet. Blood Bank of Alaska is a member of an international network of sites conducting research to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes. Host Dr. Thad Woodard and guests will discuss this research and the involvement of the Blood Bank of Alaska and also serve to recruit appropriate Alaskans into the research. KSKA: Monday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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New Community Leaders Join BBA Board

Mar 14 2014

As two of our board members rotated off the board this quarter, two new board members have joined. Dr. Thomas Mego, former Board Chair, has completed his board service. He was a vital part of the new building plan and served for five years. The board commemorated his service with a presentation and gift. Lynn Kennington leaves the board after serving for two years. He currently works as CFO for Alaska Regional Hospital, one of our key partner hospitals. His time on the board has led to a better understanding of the challenges felt by our partners. Our new members Kathy Cunningham and Cindy Schumaker are a welcomed addition.

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New Board Seats Elected

Feb 26 2014

The volunteer board for Blood Bank of Alaska is comprised of fourteen members with various expertise from across the state. Their dedicated service guides the strategic direction of BBA to ensure that this organization continues to uphold our mission for all Alaskans. Recently, they held elections for board seats. Bob Petersen, formerly At-Large, was elected as the Vice Chair of the board (pictured to the left). Kathy Zinn rotated out of the seat, but remains a critical member of the board. Dr. Ian Van Tets was elected At-Large to fill the vacant seat. In addition, Dr. Thomas Mego, has rotated off the board. He spent five years on the board at BBA and several as Board Chair. Blood Bank of Alaska thanks Dr. Mego for his years of service.

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Governor's Budget Announcement

Dec 20 2013

The Governor’s Budget was announced last week. The preliminary budget is released in December and must be approved during the legislative session in 2014. We are extremely excited and grateful to announce that Blood Bank of Alaska was included in the Governor’s Capital Budget for the amount of $7,000,000. The New Building Project continues to move forward. The support of Governor Sean Parnell and many others is extremely important for the completion of the project.

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Take a Tour of the Future BBA Facility

May 31 2013

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.

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Current Critical Needs

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Anchorage Centers
Call 222-5630 for info

Fairbanks Center
Call 456-5645 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


25Fri ANCH - Lions Club District Convention

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

26Sat VAL - Matsu Today's Women's Show

11:00 AM - 5:30 PM :: 6 Hours 30 Minutes

27Sun ANCH - Anchorage Baptist Temple

12:00 PM - 5:45 PM :: 5 Hours 45 Minutes

28Mon KENAI - Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus

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

29Tue KENAI - Kenai Central High School

7:45 AM - 2:45 PM :: 7 Hours

29Tue ANCH - BP Exploration, INC.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM :: 7 Hours

30Wed KENAI - Kenai Central Peninsula Hospital

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM :: 7 Hours 30 Minutes

30Wed ANCH - King Career Center

8:15 AM - 2:15 PM :: 6 Hours

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