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First National gives $75,000 to Blood Bank of Alaska capital campaign

Five-year pledge to help Alaskans


Senior Vice President Cheri Gillian, First National Director of Corporate Communications and External Affairs, presents a ceremonial check to Ryan York, Blood Bank of Alaska Board Chair.

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First National Bank Alaska pledged $75,000 over the next five years to Blood Bank of Alaska (BBA) for their capital campaign to construct a new headquarters in Anchorage.


The BBA’s 57,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art laboratory and collection facility offers an enhanced donor experience and increased laboratory space, allowing some patients to receive service in Anchorage which previously required travel to Seattle.


BBA serves hospitals and medical centers throughout Alaska, and is a strategic part of the state’s emergency response infrastructure. The expanded BBA will grow to serve an ever-increasing client base and will better serve the state during emergencies.


“After touring the new Blood Bank building, I can see the careful thought and planning for the state’s upcoming needs. BBA serves almost every corner of Alaska; the new research and collection facilities ensure not only that current requirements are met but will also accommodate the needs of Alaskans to come,” said First National Senior Vice President Cheri Gillian. “We understand what it takes to serve Alaskans statewide, and we’re glad to help BBA do the same.”  


Alaskan-owned and operated since 1922, First National proudly meets the financial needs of Alaskans with ATMs and 30 branches in 18 communities throughout the state. Visit FNBAlaska.com for more information about Alaska's largest locally-owned bank and access to efficient and secure online banking services.


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