Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need

2019 Blood Donor Appreciation Picnic – July 24th; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 9th, 2019

Join us to celebrate you and your dedication to our community on July 24th for a picnic in the parking lot at the Airport Heights Main Center.  Enjoy sandwiches and burgers with our staff.

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Board Chair, Dr. Ian Van Tets, Makes 100th Donation!

July 2nd, 2019

Board Chair, Ian Van Tets, completed his 100th donation last week.  He began donating blood in the nineties and has donated in Alaska since moving here in 2002. He fits blood donation into his busy schedule as an Associate Professor with the University of Alaska, teaching physiology for both UAA’s Department of Biological Sciences and […]

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Donate June 24th – July 11th for a Chance to Win $500 Sportsman’s Warehouse Gift Card

July 2nd, 2019

One lucky donor this month will win a $500 gift card to Sportsman’s Warehouse.  Donate to save a life at any mobile drive or center for a chance to win!  Donate July 1st – July 3rd at a center and receive a $10 gift card voucher.

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Unattended Child Policy at BBA

March 18th, 2019

Recently a few of our donors have inquired about our policy for bringing children when you donate.  Our priority is to ensure the safety of our donors and to clear up any confusion the following letter outlines our official policy for children. BBA Child Policy for Donation PDF March 18th, 2019   Re: Unattended Child(ren) […]

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Managing a Disaster: Alaska Earthquake 2018

December 10th, 2018

Blood Bank of Alaska is an essential facility and part of the emergency response system for the State of Alaska.  Our team of traine­­­d professionals routinely drill and train to ensure that we are able to respond quickly to hospital needs and navigate unexpected situations.  On November 30, 2018 those many hours of training were […]

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William Shatner Films PSA to Encourage Donation

October 12th, 2018

This August Blood Bank of Alaska released a brand new public service announcement featuring television and film icon, William Shatner.  Mr. Shatner responded to a request by Alaska’s community blood bank (Blood Bank of Alaska) to lend his voice and raise awareness about the importance of blood donations in Alaska.  Currently there is a national […]

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Help Fund Expanded Laboratory Services in Alaska

October 11th, 2018

Every day blood donors make a difference for patients in need. Ensuring a safe and potent blood supply to save lives is our mission. Help further expand our laboratory services by donating to our Gofundme campaign. Additional lab services will expedite the testing process and help those in need. Thank you for your support. Blood […]

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Volunteer CDL Drivers Needed

July 10th, 2018

Blood Bank of Alaska is looking for Volunteer CDL drivers to assist with blood drives. Do you have time to volunteer? You do not have to be a blood donor to volunteer with us. In fact, if you’re ineligible to donate, volunteering is a great way you can still be involved in our life-saving […]

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Introducing the New Blood Bank of Alaska License Plate

June 8th, 2018

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THE EXCLUSIVE BLOOD BANK OF ALASKA LICENSE PLATE.  It is now available on the DMV website at the following link: . You can personalize your very own license plate to let your friends and neighbors know the importance of blood donation.  The board of directors began the effort […]

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Join the Platelet Club, for a chance to win!

July 11th, 2017

Platelet donors are essential to the recovery of many hospital patients.  Platelets are tiny cells that help stop bleeding and assist in the clotting function of our blood.  Donated platelets can be used in a variety of patients from burn victims to cancer patients. Become a platelet donor and join the “Order of the Golden […]

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