Alaska Native Health Campus employees gave 111 pints of blood in 2015 ANMC Blood DrivesJanuary 8, 2016
As employees at Alaska’s longtime Level II Trauma Center, ANMC staff certainly appreciates the importance of lifesaving blood and welcomes the opportunity to give back. Blood Bank of Alaska visits the Alaska Native Health Campus for several employee blood drives throughout the year. These joint blood drives play a vital role in keeping our state’s blood supply at safe levels, as community blood drives provide more than half of Alaska’s blood supply.
In 2015, ANMC hosted five campus-wide blood drives for both ANTHC and SCF employees. For 2015, our campus-wide blood drives registered a total of 165 donors to give blood. From these donors, a total of 111 pints were collected, which has the potential to save the lives of up to 333 Alaskans.
“On behalf of the Blood Bank of Alaska, I want to thank you for your ongoing support of our lifesaving mission for providing needed blood to Alaskan recipients,” said Troy Palmer, Community Coordinator for Blood Bank of Alaska. “We look forward to working with your staff at your next joint blood drive later this month.”
Last year, our campus-wide blood drives added 40 new blood donors to help hospital patients throughout Alaska. The next ANTHC and SCF Joint Blood Drive will be 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20. For more information about Blood Bank of Alaska and giving blood, visit www.bloodbankofalaska.org.
A special thank you to our staff for their support and blood donations in these lifesaving blood drives.