Alaska Blood Donor Week – Mike Dunleavy

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WHEREAS the State of Alaska is committed to protecting its residents and those who visit our great State by ensuring that our medical centers have a safe and adequate blood supply; and

WHEREAS, A locally accessible blood supply in the state is crucial to treating those recovering from accidents, trauma, surgeries and even certain illnesses; and

WHEREAS, One blood donation can help save up to three lives, and although most of the population may be eligible to donate blood, only 2% of Alaskans donate blood each year; and

WHEREAS, We are grateful to the many donors who have helped save countless lives in our state by donating blood; and

WHEREAS medical personnel and patients benefit from committed public service and private organizations that facilitate blood donations, including the Blood Bank of Alaska and the Red Cross; and

WHEREAS, increasing blood donation participation to ensure we maintain an adequate blood supply is vital to Alaska, and we encourage all eligible Alaskans to donate blood and help save lives.

THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim September 1-7, 2022:

Alaska Blood Donor Week

in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to recognize the importance of maintaining an adequate blood supply through blood donation.

Dated: September 1, 2022

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