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Storyboard: Bravo Company, 266th Quartermaster Battalion Blood Drive

02/06/2017
Submitted by Army Capt. Jeremy Grant and Army 1st Lt. Lucas Kratz, 266th Quartermaster Battalion


Who:
Soldiers from the 266th Quartermaster Battalion at Portsmouth, Va.

What:
Participated in an Armed Services Blood Program blood drive

When:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 28, 2017

Why:
To provide blood donations to support the ASBP and ill or injured service members and their families worldwide, including deployed service members

Narrative:
Soldiers and leaders from across the 266th Quartermaster Battalion spent the morning and early afternoon, Jan. 28, participating in the ASBP blood drive. The requirements for donation are very stringent to ensure the best blood is donated while minimizing any potential risk to the donor.

In all, 93 personnel were able to donate blood. This exceeded the original goal of 70 units for the blood drive, rendering the event a significant success. The drive team from the Portsmouth Naval Hospital Blood Donor Center ran an excellent event, enabling mission success.

About the Armed Services Blood Program
Since 1962, the Armed Services Blood Program has served as the sole provider of blood for the United States military. As a tri-service organization, the ASBP collects, processes, stores and distributes blood and blood products to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and their families worldwide. As one of four national blood collection organizations trusted to ensure the nation has a safe, potent blood supply, the ASBP works closely with our civilian counterparts by sharing donors on military installations where there are no military blood collection centers and by sharing blood products in times of need to maximize availability of this national treasure. To find out more about the ASBP or to schedule an appointment to donate, please visit www.militaryblood.dod.mil. To interact directly with ASBP staff members, see more photos or get the latest news, follow @militaryblood on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Pinterest. Find the drop. Donate.

The Armed Services Blood Program is a proud recipient of the Army Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs award for journalism.