Standards & Policies

Blood Bank of Alaska is accredited by AABB and follows all workplace standards required as part of this accreditation. as stated below:

AABB’s Accreditation Program strives to improve the quality and safety of collecting, processing, testing, distributing and administering blood and blood products. The Accreditation Program assesses the quality and operational systems in place within the facility. The basis for assessment includes compliance with Standards, Code of Federal Regulations and federal guidance documents.

This independent assessment of a facility’s operations helps the facility to prepare for other inspections and serves as a valuable tool to improve both compliance and operations. Accreditation is granted for collection, processing, testing, distribution, and administration of blood and blood components; hematopoietic progenitor cell activities; cord blood activities; perioperative activities; relationship testing activities; immunohematology reference laboratories and SBB schools.

When you join our team at Blood Bank of Alaska you become part of a group of committed indivuals that focus on saving lives all over Alaska.  As part of the states Emergency Response System, our dedicated employees ensure safety under all possible conditions.   It is Blood Bank of Alaska (BBA) policy to select the most qualified candidate for each position based upon the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job.  The BBA is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. BBA does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status.  This policy is applicable to all phases of employment to include hiring, promotion, transfer, treatment, compensation, or termination of employees.  If you are in need of special assistance, please contact our Human Resources Department. Interested parties may view our Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities by contacting the Human Resources Department.

Our staff is held to high standards and adheres to the following Performance Standards:

1. Accuracy, clarity, consistency and throughness of work.

2. Attention to detail as it relates to specific job duties.

3. Focus on achieving goals and objectives.

4. Take initiative.

5. Utilization of policies and manuals to enable job performance.

6. Promote a safe work envronment.

7. Demonstrate technicial competency.

8. Integration of cGMPs on all job duties.

9. Follow SOPs and policies to ensure compliance.