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Blood Bank of Alaska Welcomes New CEO Bob Scanlon


Blood Bank of Alaska welcomes Robert “Bob” Scanlon as the organization’s new chief executive officer.

“The Board of Directors went through a rigorous selection process and emphasized the needs of Blood Bank of Alaska moving forward and dealing with our new building, which was a major part of the selection process. The new building will serve the growing medical needs of the state,” said Tim Benintendi, Vice Chair of Blood Bank of Alaska Board of Directors. Blood Bank of Alaska recently purchased property and unveiled the designs for their new facility.

Mr. Scanlon most recently served as the Executive Director of Humphreys Diabetes Center (HDC) in Boise, Idaho. He provided HDC with leadership and management supervision in all aspects of the day to day operations to ensure quality and other service provisions while maintaining compliance with state, federal and other applicable regulations, policies and procedures. Prior to this role, he served as the Area Director of Manufacturing for American Red Cross Biomedical Services in Meridian, Idaho. Other held positions at ARC Biomedical Services include Strategic Projects Director, Director of Operations and Director of Manufacturing. Mr. Scanlon also served as an Infantry Officer with the United States Marine Corps, serving in Honduras, Panama, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Mr. Scanlon is a member of the American Diabetes Association, American College of Healthcare Administrators, American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Society for Aging.

“Joining Blood Bank of Alaska’s team is a great opportunity to be a part of a world class blood bank,” Mr. Scanlon said. “I look forward to working in the Alaska community and with blood donors. Blood donors are special people. They are warm and generous and take time out of their busy days to help others because they care.”

Mr. Scanlon met blood donors and other supporters of Blood Bank of Alaska at the organization’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon on June 7. Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell spoke about Blood Bank of Alaska as an important resource for the state during the luncheon.

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