Blood Bank of Alaska says complaint to FDA has no merit – KTVA Alaska

The complaint alleges the Blood Bank fell into financial trouble after it took out an unanticipated loan to finish a $45,000,000 new building. The complaint accuses the Blood Bank of trying to raise money to repay the loan by selling Alaskan’s blood to a blood bank in California and leaving the state with a shortage. After the complaint was filed, the Blood Bank launched an internal investigation led by three of its board members. Blood Bank CEO Robert Scanlon said the investigation concluded all of the allegations in the complaint were unfounded. (Source: KTVA Alaska)

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Employees file complaint against Blood Bank – Alaska Journal of Commerce

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

Blood Bank denies it put public at risk to boost finances – Alaska Public Media

The report released Friday includes detailed findings drawn from three recently conducted independent audits and employee interviews. The report was prepared by three investigators, all of whom are BBA board members. (Source: Alaska Public Media)

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Employees file complaint against Blood Bank – Alaska Journal of Commerce

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

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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Latest Turf War for Chinese Mafia: Blood Donations – EPOCH TIMES

The scheme works like this: The gangs advertise payments for blood donations online. They shepherd willing members of the public through the process, providing the patient’s personal information for the certificate, and pose as friends or family as they go to the hospital. They receive their payoff, and the gang then sells the certificate to the patient in need of the transfusion. The business is so lucrative that these gangs have cropped up, each controlling their own piece of turf, typically around the donations and blood certificates in one hospital or area. (Source: EPOCH TIMES)