Be a Hero in Your Community: Join the 2nd Annual Asher Banks Memorial Blood Drive

Apr 18, 2024, 14:10 PM by Nuvision 
2nd Annual Asher Banks Memorial Blood Drive

Nuvision and the Blood Bank of Alaska are teaming up again for the 2nd Annual Asher Banks Memorial Blood Drive. This isn't just another call to donate blood. It's happening Friday, April 26, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Nuvision Alaska Financial Center in Anchorage, and it's all about honoring a true fighter, a little boy named Asher Banks who showed us what bravery looks like. We're asking everyone in Alaska who can to come out, roll up a sleeve, and make a difference, to help those facing critical illnesses like Asher did.

 Asher, a brave three-year-old, battled leukemia with the courage of a giant. Asher’s journey inspired countless individuals and highlighted the critical importance of blood donations. Following his memorial, a promise was made to honor his legacy by raising the awareness for the urgent need for blood donations in Alaska. This promise materializes through the Asher Banks Memorial Blood Drive, a day when we can all be heroes in our own right.

The Impact of Your Donation

It's a sad reality, but only 2% of Alaskans donate blood annually, yet 1 in 3 will require a blood donation at some point in their lives. Your participation in this blood drive not only honors Asher's memory but directly impacts lives within your community, providing a lifeline for patients facing medical crises.

How to Participate

For Anchorage Residents: Follow this link and create an account to sign up for a donation slot on April 26.
Event Day: Friday, April 26th
Event Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Nuvision Alaska Financial Center
440 East 36th Avenue Anchorage AK 99503-4136

If you prefer to sign up directly with our team, please email [email protected].

The Blood Bank's new Shuttle Bus will be waiting in the parking lot of 440 E 36th Ave, ensuring a safe, comfortable and efficient donation experience.

For Residents in Fairbanks, Juneau, and Wasilla: You're invited to participate by donating at your local blood center from April 21-26. Remember to bring a Nuvision Alaska donor slip to earn double Hero Points.

For Members Outside Alaska: You can still be part of this noble cause by donating at your local blood donation center during the same week. Please share your act of kindness on social media with the hashtags #AsherBanksMemorialDrive and #NuvisionCares.

A Personal Message from Amy Tullos

Amy Tullos, Asher's grandmother and Nuvision's VP of Branches, has been a pillar of strength and advocacy. Her dedication to transforming personal loss into a community-wide mission for health and hope is nothing short of inspiring. In her words, "Cancer is only rare until it impacts your family. Asher never stopped fighting, and I will never stop educating people on how they can help."

Amy and Asher’s family's request is simple yet profound: donate blood and spread the word. By doing so, you're not just giving blood; you're giving families like Asher's time, hope, and the strength to fight another day.

Join Us in Making a Difference

The 2nd Annual Asher Banks Memorial Blood Drive is more than an event; it's a testament to the strength of community and the power of compassion. Let's stand together, roll up our sleeves, and make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Thank you for considering support for this important cause. Together, we can turn the tide for patients in critical need and honor the memory of a brave little boy whose life, though brief, continues to inspire a legacy of generosity and love.

Please visit this link for more information and to sign up. Remember, every drop counts, and every donor is a hero.