Join Blood Bank of Alaska in supporting a new tradition of community service Giving Tuesday. We are asking Alaskans to donate blood to help Alaska patients in need on Dec. 3, 2013. If you are a long time donor or a first time donor, together we can make sure that all Alaskans have the blood they need during the holidays. If you are unable to donate blood you can make a financial donation by texting BUILD to our 27722. If you come in to donate snap a photo of yourself and post it to #GivingTuesday @BloodBankofAK and share it with your friends and family.
Blood Bank of Alaska is supporting the Annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive this holiday season. When you come to make your next blood donation, you can drop off an unwrapped gift for children in need. The collection boxes are located at the Dimond and Laurel centers until December 20. The season of giving is here and together we can make children smile this Christmas
Sail ho! T'is time for thee Annual Pirate Pub Crawl event Saturday, September 21. This event began several years ago as a fun filled evening about town with a cause. All participants dress in pirate gear and stop by as many of thee eleven participating pubs as possible. Thar be several ways to participate with costume contest, pirate songs and 80,000 airline miles for one lucky winner - arggghh!
We could not fulfill our mission without you. This July, Blood Bank of Alaska would like to thank our donors for their time and commitment to saving lives. The week of July 22 - July 26 is Donor Appreciation Week. Stop in and see us anytime and enjoy some gifts, raffles and treats. At the end of the week we will host a Donor Appreciation Picnic: July 26 in Fairbanks 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. and July 27 in Anchorage Noon to 3 P.M. See you there!
Bob Scanlon, CEO of Blood Bank of Alaska, and Dr. Curt Buchholz, Board Member for BBA had the opportunity to appear on the local KSKA radio show Line One: Your Health Connection with Dr. Thad Woodard. There are many services that Blood Bank of Alaska offers, which are not common knowledge for the Alaska community. For example, BBA serves the entire state of Alaska and that includes military facilities and Alaska Native hospitals. We have also expanded our current services into Adult Stem Cell Therapy in areas such as regenerative tissue (knee) and the treatment of prostate cancer. The new facility located in Anchorage, will further assist in the expansion of services and provide for in state testing of the blood supply in times of disaster. You can listen to the show at http://goo.gl/822eu
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.
Joe Hegna is a dedicated blood donor. Recently, he made his 100th donation at our Laurel Street location. In order to donate blood 100 times, it means donating every 56 days for over 15 years, a true commitment to blood donation. Each donation can potentially save up to three lives. In Joe's case he potentially has saved 300 lives in Alaska. Thank you for the gift you have provided to our community.