Blood Bank of Alaska | Helping Alaska Patients in Need

Mask Mandate for Anchorage

June 29th, 2020

Letter from CEO, Bob Scanlon: To comply with the Civil Authority mandate to wear masks, and due to the extenuating circumstance of an increase of infections, as well as to assure as much as possible, the health and well-being of our donors, staff, and guests;Blood Bank of Alaska will comply with the Mayor’s mandate. As […]

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HELP US KEEP YOU AND ALASKA WELL! VOLUNTARY 14-DAY DEFERRAL REQUEST IN RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS KNOWN AS: SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19/ WUHAN VIRUS

June 15th, 2020

VOLUNTARY 14-DAY DEFERRAL REQUEST IN RESPONSE TO 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS-PLEASE DONATE BLOOD TODAY! Blood Bank of Alaska (BBA) along with other blood banks across the United States is monitoring the evolving situation regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, a SARS strain of viral respiratory infection, which began in Wuhan City, China. BBA is absolutely committed to […]

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Support BBA & Pick.Click.Give. Before June 17th

June 9th, 2020

Supporting Blood Bank of Alaska with your Pick.Click.Give. donation can help save a life in Alaska.  Providing access to life-saving blood and blood products ensures that patients have access to the treatments they need.  This year Blood Bank of Alaska began convalescent plasma collection to combat the Covid-19 virus in our community.  The plasma from […]

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Convalescent Plasma Donors Needed as Increase in Positive Covid-19 Cases Occurs

June 8th, 2020

Anchorage, AK – Blood Bank of Alaska encourages recovered Covid-19 patients to donate their plasma to help those that are diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.  Plasma can now be donated at centers in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Wasilla and Juneau. A Fairbanks patient recently received the first treatment of convalescent plasma last month.  This patient showed a rapid recovery […]

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Joy Neyhart, DO, FAAP of Juneau, Joins Blood Bank of Alaska Board of Directors

June 3rd, 2020

Anchorage, AK – Blood Bank of Alaska is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Joy Neyhart to the Board of Directors.  Dr. Neyhart is a pediatrician at Rainforest Pediatric Care in Juneau, and has been practicing medicine for 20 years.  She currently serves as the Bartlett Regional Hospital Medical Staff Chief, and served on […]

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Refilling the life supply: Alaska National Guard and Blood Bank of Alaska hold blood drive at AKNG armory

May 28th, 2020

More than 30 Alaska National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, Alaska State Defense Force Soldiers, and other DMVA personnel volunteered to give blood at the National Guard Armory here yesterday in coordination with the Blood Bank of Alaska. The blood drive was led by Lt. Col. Joseph Gerace, the 49th Brigade, Medical Detachment Commander of the […]

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BBA Supports CDC and Alaska State DHSS Recommendations

April 21st, 2020

Blood Bank of Alaska supports the CDC and Alaska State DHSS recommendations to wear facial coverings when out in public to slow transmission and keep you and our community safe. Blood Bank of Alaska continues to practice the recommended distancing, hand washing and disinfecting of high touch surfaces throughout our centers for the safety of […]

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Recovered COVID-19 Patient Becomes First Alaskan Convalescent Plasma Donor at Blood Bank of Alaska

April 17th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2020 Anchorage, AK – Today the first donor to provide convalescent plasma after recovering from COVID-19 donated in Anchorage at Blood Bank of Alaska (BBA). As patients recover from COVID-19 BBA is encouraging them to consider donating their plasma, which has antibodies that can help treat patients infected with the […]

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Convalescent Plasma Donors Needed to Combat Covid-19

April 10th, 2020

Anchorage, AK – In an effort to help during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blood Bank of Alaska (BBA) is asking eligible patients that have fully recovered from the disease to donate convalescent plasma. Convalescent plasma is plasma collected from patients who have recovered from the infectious disease. Plasma from recovered patients contains antibodies that may be […]

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NEW VOLUNTARY 28-DAY DEFERRAL REQUEST IN RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS KNOWN AS: SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19

March 30th, 2020

NEW VOLUNTARY 28-DAY DEFERRAL REQUEST IN RESPONSE TO 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS-PLEASE DONATE BLOOD TODAY! VOLUNTARY 28-DAY DEFERRAL REQUEST IN RESPONSE TO 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS New Voluntary 28-day Deferral Request in Response to Novel Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Blood Bank of Alaska (BBA) along with other blood banks across the United States is monitoring the evolving situation regarding […]

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