Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need

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BBA Visits Barrow: Samuel Simmonds Hospital

May 21 2015

Bob Scanlon,CEO of Blood Bank of Alaska, and board member, Chris Mello, visited the Samuel Simmonds Hospital located in Barrow. The recently built hospital was impressive. The new facility is four times larger than the previous facility and allows for an expansion of medical services for the community. BBA representatives toured the facility and discussed the potential to begin an annual blood drive program in Barrow. Our rural hospitals are a vital part of our mission at BBA. Pictured: Chris Mello (BBA Board Member), Marie Carroll (President/CEO ASNA) and Bob Scanlon (CEO/Blood Bank of Alaska)

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Thank You GFT 7 Racquetball Club

May 21 2015

This month several community members raised funds for BBA by hosting their annual racquetball tournament at Alaska Club East. Local GFT 7 Racquetball Club selected Blood Bank of Alaska as the honorary charity for this year's event. Organizer Gary Zipkin remarked, "We support BBA and what they do for the community. We can't all give blood, but we can all give back." The group raised $1,980 to support the new building fund - thank you for your support.

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Wasilla Center Ribbon Cutting

Apr 30 2015

Thank you to our community supporters for attending our ribbon cutting. MEA Charitable Foundation Chair, David Dahms,was there to kick off the Wasilla Center and announce the $10,000 grant provided for this effort. Also in attendance was Elizabeth Ripley, Mat-Su Health Foundation President and John Lee, Mat-Su Regional Hospital President. BBA board member Chris Mello served as the official ribbon cutter.

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Wasilla Center OPEN

Apr 08 2015

The official ribbon cutting will take place on April 17, 2015. The doors are now open for appointments Wednesday to Saturday(hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m). BBA is extremely excited to be located in the Valley once again. Schedule today.

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Grants Provide Funding for New Courier Van

Feb 06 2015

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.

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New Building Progress in the Fall

Jan 08 2015

This Fall the construction team made great progress. Take a look at this video that captures the changes prior to the snow falling. We will keep you updated as we near our move in date. http://youtu.be/h-PXYSUcBWI

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ConocoPhillips Awards BBA Million Dollar Gift

Dec 18 2014

Blood Bank of Alaska announced today that it has received a $1 million dollar gift from ConocoPhillips to help build a new blood bank for Alaskans. The company intends to contribute an additional $1 million each in 2015 and 2016, subject to future approvals by the company leadership.

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BBA Responds to Article on National Blood Trends

Sep 09 2014

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:

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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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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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29Fri ANC: AK Military Youth Academy

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30Sat VAL: Big Lake Community

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