Blood Bank of Alaska celebrates FY2014 capital appropriation

Blood Bank of Alaska celebrates FY2014 capital appropriation

Proposed capital funding of $7 million brings new building construction one step closer to reality

Anchorage, Alaska—Blood Bank of Alaska is pleased to announce that $7 million  in capital appropriations has been allocated in Governor Sean Parnell’s FY2014 Budget for the construction  of its new facility.

“The new Blood Bank of Alaska facility will serve patients in over 200 Alaska communities,” Blood Bank of  Alaska CEO Bob Scanlon said. “We thank Governor Parnell for his commitment to ensuring that Alaskans are served by a modern blood bank that will be a strong part of the state’s emergency preparedness plan, and to help Alaska families in all corners of the state.”

The new building will accommodate technological advances, consolidate space, and improve operating efficiencies while continuing to meet expanding healthcare needs for Alaska’s future generations. The budget will be transmitted to the Alaska State Legislature for consideration during the 2013 Alaska legislative session.

Blood Bank press release