FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2018
Anchorage, AK – Due to the Alaska earthquake on Friday November 30, 2018 Blood Bank of Alaska temporarily closed collections to ensure the safety of our donors. All facilities have passed required inspections and routine operations resumed December 1, 2018.
Thank you to the many community members that have reached out to donate and support their fellow Alaskans in the last 24 hours. Donations will continue to be needed in the coming weeks and during the holiday season. Please call 907-222-5630 or visit bloodbankofalaska.org to schedule an appointment to donate.
There is no substitute for blood when it is needed. Over 15,000 Alaskans donate blood each year to help fellow community members. This generosity helps a range of patients from those fighting leukemia and other cancers to trauma victims and mothers that suffer complications during child birth. Approximately 700 donors must donate every week to maintain the blood supply in Alaska. Blood Bank of Alaska is proudly celebrating 56 years of service helping patients in need. Save a life and donate blood, you can make a difference.
Anchorage Main Center Fairbanks Center
1215 Airport Heights 3010 Airport Way
Anchorage, AK 99508 Fairbanks, AK 99709
Open Monday – Saturday Open Tuesday – Saturday
- Anchorage Center Wasilla Center
8920 Old Seward Hwy, Ste. C 1301 Seward Meridian Pkwy, Ste. H
Anchorage, AK 99515 Wasilla, AK 99654
Open Tuesday- Saturday Open Tuesday – Saturday
Blood Bank of Alaska
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BLOOD BANK OF ALASKA
Blood Bank of Alaska supplies blood to 21 Alaska hospitals and medical centers. Blood Bank of Alaska and its donors are dedicated to serving the Alaska community by providing high quality blood products and related laboratory services while meeting changing healthcare needs. Learn more at www.bloodbankofalaska.org