Governor Walker Declares July Alaska Blood Donation Month

 

Anchorage, AK – Governor Bill Walker has declared July as Alaska Blood Donor Month.  During the summer months the need for blood increases as fewer individuals are available to donate.  The voluntary blood donors that are committed to saving lives make the difference for patients in need. Join Blood Bank of Alaska and donate blood to ensure that blood is available at hospitals across the state.

Donate July 1st – July 23rd and receive one of our summer blood donor t-shirts.  

Donors that donate at a center during the week of July 4th will receive a $10 Moose’s Tooth Gift Card.

There is no substitute for blood when it is needed.  Over 15,000 Alaskans donate blood each year to help fellow community members. Their 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 and is the only blood bank located in the state of Alaska.

Call 907-222-5630 to schedule your appointment or visit bloodbankofalaska.org. To donate blood please ensure that you drink plenty of fluids, eat a good meal and bring a photo I.D.  Donors must be 16 years of age or older (16/17 years old require signed parental consent) to donate blood.  The donation process includes a brief physical and a questionnaire to determine eligibility of the donor at the time of donation.  Blood donation requirements are mandated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Thank you for donating. You are making a difference that patients count on every day.

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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