Employees allege financial misconduct Alaska blood bank

Several Blood Bank of Alaska employees have filed a federal complaint accusing the blood bank’s leadership of mismanagement and financial impropriety since the organization moved into its $45 million facility in Anchorage earlier this year.

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The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports the Aug. 28 complaint filed with the Food and Drug Administration alleges the blood bank’s missteps have resulted in dangerous donor conditions and shortages.

Blood Bank of Alaska entered into an agreement with California blood center Lifestream to export 100 units of blood per week after moving into its new building in May.

The blood bank’s former development manager, Linda Soriano, alleges the organization has been struggling with shortages since the move while trying to meet the needs of Alaska and California.

Blood bank representatives didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment.

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