Blood Bank of Alaska (BBA) CEO Robert Scanlon visited YKHC April 25, meeting with YKHC CEO Gene Peltola and taking a side trip to the Toksook Bay Subregional Clinic. It is an important partnership, significant for emergency preparedness and the well-being of people in the YK Delta.
For the past two years, YKHC has supported a community-wide blood drive, partnering with the Blood Bank of Alaska, Alaska Airlines, and many other local agencies and individuals. YKHC’s Nabil Daoud is a principle organizer of the event and joined in planning discussions with Mr. Scanlon for the next blood drive, expected to take place in September.
Mr. Scanlon’s visit included meetings regarding the role of LifeMed in transporting patients as part of their ordinary service, emergency situations and drills; and possibility of blood transfusions on occasional patient transports. He also visited the Life Med terminal at the airport and was shown their equipment and facilities.