Alaska Native Health Campus employees give blood, help save fellow AlaskansJune 10, 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.
Last week, ANMC hosted a campus-wide blood drive for both ANTHC and SCF employees. Fifty-one ANTHC and SCF employees registered to give blood. From these donors, a total of 35 pints were collected— a potential to save the lives of 105 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 are always deeply touched by Alaskans’ who are willing to save lives through the blood donation process.”
Out of the 51 donors registered to give blood, 13 were new blood donors. The next ANTHC and SCF Joint Blood Drive will be 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2. 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.