Over the last 50 years, Blood Bank of Alaska has been at the forefront of Alaska healthcare ensuring that our medical facilities all over the state have a safe and adequate blood supply. Each month Blood Bank of Alaska sees approximately 2,000 volunteer blood donors across Alaska in order to supply blood in case of accidents, trauma, heart surgery and treatment of diseases such as cancer. Blood Bank of Alaska collected 682 units the first year of operation. We now collect over 20,000 units a year and ship those units thousands of miles from Barrow to Kotzebue.
Our founding members were the catalyst in developing a long relationship with our thousands of blood donors. With a small team of committed medical specialist Blood Bank of Alaska opened its doors to help Alaska patients in need.
Today our collections have expanded to include three fixed sites in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Our mobile team works with hundreds of businesses and hosts over 450 mobile blood drives a year. The collected blood supplies our 21 partner hospitals to help Alaska patients in need.
Public Charity Status
Blood Bank of Alaska is classified as a 501 (c)(3) public charity and all contributions made to it by individuals and organizations are deductible under Code section 170.