Alaska Blood Bank is shipping excess blood to California, for a fee – Alaska Dispatch Publishing

The Blood Bank of Alaska warned of shortages here this summer and asked Alaskans to come forward with one of the most personal donations they can make — their own blood. But most of the time, Blood Bank officials say, Alaska had surpluses, and, for a fee, they shipped on average a sixth of what they collected to California. (Source: Alaska Dispatch Publishing)

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