Blood Bank of Alaska

A repeat client for our firm, Livingston Slone was commissioned to design the new Blood Bank of Alaska consolidated replacement facility in 2010.  The new 56,000 SF facility which opened its doors in early 2016 includes Essential Facility features to ensure the continuity of the blood supply for Alaska. It  features a BSL 3 laboratory space designed to meet federal regulatory requirements for the separation of testing and non-tested blood as well as specialized space for cellular therapies and hospital transfusion work. The donor collection space is designed to enhance workflow to allow donors to move in a circular pattern from start to finish without backtracking. This flow helps create line of sight, control donor identity, and protect donor privacy.

The ground floor also features temperature controlled warehouse space to protect the medical supplies necessary for blood collection. A large garage protects mobile collection vehicles from the weather and allows for the protection of supplies when loading and unloading.

Beyond designing this facility, LSI also assisted the Blood Bank with site selection, looking at seven possible sites, and modeling the building on three of those sites. LSI represented BBA at Community Council meetings and produced numerous documents to assist with the funding process. LSI’s architectural illustrator worked with the capital campaign to produce 3D images to clearly convey to potential funders the un-built spaces and features.