Blood Bank of Alaska Comes to Kodiak

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The Blood Bank of Alaska will be parking its blood-mobile in Kodiak starting today (Tuesday). They are taking blood donations from interested donors throughout this week and over Memorial Day weekend.

Bob Trout, the Crab Festival drive coordinator:

(Drive 1 :29s “…just for a transfusion”)

Kodiak residents have the opportunity to double the impact of their blood donations during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend through the blood bank’s use of the newer ALYX (alex) system, which lets the donor give double the amount of red cells as a regular whole blood donation, without collecting other blood components. The ALYX system also replenishes the donor’s body fluids to keep them comfortable before, during and after the donation period.

Trout also mentions that just an hour of your time can benefit many.

(Drive 2 :27s “…within the last twelve months.”)

You can find the blood-mobile located in the Wal-Mart parking lot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, at the base Commissary from 10 to 4 Wednesday, and at the Elks parking lot from 10 to 4 Thursday, 12 to 6 on Friday or from 9 to 2 on Saturday.

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