BBA Partners with The Iditarod

Blood Bank of Alaska  is a proud sponsor of The Iditarod for 2023! Many mushers have supported the BBA mission beginning with Joe Redington, Sr. and we are honored to be a member of the Iditarod Nation!

“Blood Bank of Alaska is excited to sponsor and be associated with such a venerable event as the Alaska Iditarod! The Iditarod represents the best of the Alaskan characteristics of endurance, selflessness, and self-reliance, “ says Robert Scanlon, Chief Executive Officer of Blood Bank of Alaska.

“We are delighted to have the Blood Bank of Alaska as a new partner, as their criticality to the well-being of Alaskans is extremely consistent with the Iditarod’s history and ethos. Their mission is not only life-saving but also very inspiring,” said Rob Urbach, CEO of the Iditarod.

The ceremonial start of the Iditarod will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, in downtown Anchorage. Fans are encouraged to come and support the teams on their journey to Nome.

Pictured: Joe Redington, Sr. carries a unit of blood on the 25th Iditarod race to represent the units of life-saving blood that travel across Alaska each year.