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Over the last 50 years, Blood Bank of Alaska has been at the forefront of Alaska healthcare ensuring that our medical facilities all over the state have a safe and adequate blood supply.  Each month Blood Bank of Alaska sees approximately 2,000 volunteer blood donors across Alaska in order to supply blood in case of accidents, trauma, heart surgery and treatment of diseases such as cancer.  Blood Bank of Alaska collected 682 units the first year of operation.  We now collect over 20,000 units a year and ship those units thousands of miles from Barrow to Kotzebue.

Our founding members were the catalyst in developing a long relationship with our thousands of blood donors. With a small team of committed medical specialist Blood Bank of Alaska opened its doors to help Alaska patients in need. 

Today our collections have expanded to include three fixed sites in Anchorage and Fairbanks.  Our mobile team works with hundreds of businesses and hosts over 450 mobile blood drives a  year.  The collected blood supplies our 21 partner hospitals to help Alaska patients in need.

Reasons to donate

 

Public Charity Status

Blood Bank of Alaska is classified as a 501 (c)(3) public charity and all contributions made to it by individuals and organizations are deductible under Code section 170.

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

Feb

25Sat Kodiak: Convention Center

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM :: 7 Hours 30 Minutes

26Sun Kodiak: Convention Center

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM :: 7 Hours 30 Minutes

27Mon ANC:UAA Bookstore

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

Mar

1Wed VAL: Palmer High School (closed to public)

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

1Wed JBER: 732nd Air mobility

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

2Thu ANC: King Career Center

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

3Fri ANC: Bartlett High School (closed to public)

7:30 AM - 1:30 PM :: 6 Hours

3Fri ANC: SteamDot

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM :: 7 Hours

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