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A Sense of Gratitude (October 2014)
The staff members of the Tripler Army Medical Center Blood Donor Center first met former Staff Sgt. Rosalind Griffin at an Armed Services Blood Program blood drive at the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, Hawaii. A nurse at the clinic, Griffin walked up to the registration table with a huge smile on her face, ready and eager to donate blood.

USS Chosin to the Rescue! (May 2014)
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG-65) came to the rescue after a last-minute blood drive request to the U.S. Naval ships was announced by the Tripler Army Medical Center Blood Donor Center in Hawaii. After another ship unexpectedly had to cancel a scheduled blood drive, crew members aboard USS Chosin were ready and eager to roll up their sleeves and support the ASBP.

USS Buffalo Recognized for Lifesaving Blood Donations (February 2014)
The crew of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) was recognized this month for their dedication to making lifesaving blood donations to the Armed Services Blood Program in a donor appreciation ceremony at the Hickam Officers Club.

USS Buffalo Sponsors Blood Drive (November 2013)
"Donate blood and save someone's future." This is why Petty Officer Dominic Tenn, a Navy logistics specialist, organizes the blood drives for USS Buffalo (SSN-715). "I do donate as often as I can," Tenn said. "I hope by leading by example, everyone will understand the importance of donating blood." The Tripler Blood Donor Center in Hawaii is in constant need of new donors. Twice a year, the donor center...

"Watchdogs" Turn Out in Full Force (September 2013)
When the Armed Services Blood Program called upon the 8th Military Police "Watchdog" Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command to support the ill or injured service members, veterans and their families, the unit turned out in full force — ready, willing and eager to help out.

Tripler Blood Donor Center Says "Thank You" to Donors (February 2013)
January was National Blood Donor Month, a time when ASBP blood donor centers worldwide take the time to recognize all the dedicated people who support the military blood program. This year, the Tripler Army Medical Center Blood Donor Center had their ceremony at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Enlisted Club...

A Parent's Story of Life, Love and Donating (February 2013)
For Ana Aranzola-Lucero, mother of four, the phrase "Power of Blood" takes on a personal meaning. Two of her children, Nicolas and Julia, were diagnosed at birth with an immune deficiency and non-Burkitts lymphoma, so she knows firsthand just how important blood donations can be.

USS Nimitz Sponsors Pier-Side Blood Drive (September 2012)
As the 2012 Rim of the Pacific exercises came to a close, 22 nations, 42 ships, six submarines, 200 aircrafts and 25,000 personnel said "aloha!" to the Hawaiian Islands. But before one of these ships, the USS Nimitz, was underway to continue their busy operational schedule...

7th Annual Blood Battle Challenge Takes Place (September 2012)
For the seventh consecutive year, the Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta Companies at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, competed to see not only who could draw the most blood, but who could provide the most support to the military blood program during the annual Blood Battle Challenge event.

Filling a Last Request, Saving Lives (September 2012)
Recently, in honor of a great friend and fellow employee, Francis Tonaki, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, conducted their second annual Armed Services Blood Program blood drive. Francis Tonaki began his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1983 and was a veteran of the Hawaii Army National Guard.

Adm. Pond Kicks Off Blood Drive at Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel (August 2012)
A blood drive was held Aug. 7 at Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel. One of the first to show up to donate was Rear Adm. Frank Ponds, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific.

Maui Makes a Difference (May 2012)
The Tripler Army Medical Center Blood Donor Center would like to send out a big "mahalo"—Hawaiian for "thank you"—to the organizations that recently sponsored blood drives for the Armed Services Blood Program. The Maui community showed a true aloha spirit and their dedication to the military blood program was exceptional.

Social Media Helps Save Young Girl's Life (May 2012)
Sending out a call for blood and blood products used to be a lot more complicated; but social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are making collecting blood much easier. In fact, when the family of young Haley, used social media to share her story, her life was changed forever.

Annual Donor Recognition Ceremony Highlights Contributions (February 2012)
Deployed as a combat medic, Sgt. 1st Class James Lee was well aware how important having a reliable supply of blood is. During a deployment to Iraq in October 2006, he found out just how important firsthand, when a grenade was thrown into the vehicle he was driving. Lee, who is now the 18th Medical Deployment Support Command's ...

Coast Guard Aircrew Flies 900 Miles to Airdrop Blood to Cruise Ship (February 2012)
The Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew flew more than 900 miles to airdrop a package containing blood and medical supplies to a cruise ship northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.

Mahalo to the 8th Theater Sustainment Battalion! (January 2012)
The Armed Services Blood Program wants to say "mahalo"--the Hawaiin word for "thank you"-- to the 8th Theater Sustainment Battalion who recently sponsored their first Armed Services Blood Program blood drive at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The battalion held true to their motto, "Always ready," when more than 100 soldiers came out to ...

Just Once (July 2011)
Earlier this year, the University of Hawaii Army and Air Force ROTCs helped support the Armed Services Blood Program by hosting a blood drive with the Tripler Army Medical Center Blood Donor Center, Hawaii. Despite the long lines and early morning hours, more than 100 cadets jumped into action before their classes started to roll up their sleeves and donate blood for ill or injured service members worldwide.

The Need for Blood Never Takes a Vacation (June 2011)
Summer is here, and the Armed Services Blood Program wants to remind you that we still need you! A decline in blood donations is typical during the summer as donors become busy with seasonal activities and sometimes overlook donating blood...

Tripler Blood Donor Center Holds 7th Annual Donor Appreciation Ceremony (May 2011)
Each year, extraordinary individuals come out of the woodwork to support the ASBP. 2010 was a great year for the Tripler Blood Donor Center as more than 7,000 units of blood were collected from volunteer donors. Recently, the blood donor center staff was joined by more than 140 ...

Bleeding for Good (January 2011)
It took me 6 minutes and 59 seconds to give the most sought after gift this holiday season. For the first time, I donated a pint of my blood. I did it with the help of the Armed Services Blood Program, which provides needed blood to service members and their families worldwide. Today, they were at Marine Corps Base Hawaii's base chapel.

Soldiers Taking Care of Soldiers (September 2010)
The 84th Engineer Battalion showed their support by organizing a combined Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive and Department of Defense, C.W. Bill Young Bone Marrow Program drive on August 17-18 2010. Soldiers of the 84th Engineer Battalion showed that even while at home, they provide a solid foundation to support the needs of military service members worldwide.

Couple Travels Across the Nation to Donate Blood in Each State (December 2008)
HONOLULU (KHNL) - Four years ago, a couple embarked on a journey across the U.S. to donate blood in every state. Their quest brings them here, the final stop in their mission.

Alpha Company Wins Prized Blood Battle Honors (May 2008)
The Blood Battle is on! Three Companies at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) in Honolulu, HI-Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie, are in heated competition to see who can draw not only the most blood, but give the most support during a four-day blood drive.

154 Air Control Squadron/PMRF Blood Drive Becomes a Celebration of Life (March 2008)
On February 28th, 2008, four sisters and their mother stopped by the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) blood drive in Kauai to donate blood. These five courageous women took time from their vacation for a selfless act.

Ex-Marine wins lifetime award for blood donations (March 2008)
Retired Capt. Richard Hill, U.S. Marine Corps, received the Lifetime Achievement Award during Tripler Army Medical Center's National Volunteer Blood Donor Month celebration.