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New  Medical Center Program Keeps Blood Flowing (Mary H. Allen, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs)
The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center's Blood Donor Center is asking for more people to roll up their sleeve and donate blood in support of the ASBP. "The Air Force only has three blood donation centers for the entire Air Force and one is located here at Wright-Patterson; the others ...

New  Whitney’s Journey Continues (Wendy Binder, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
Al Whitney is no stranger to blood and platelet donation. With more than 765 platelets donated since 1970, Whitney has made it his mission to not only donate himself but to also encourage everyone he meets to do the same. When you first meet him, you notice his sense of humor, high energy and passion for what he is doing.

Pathogen Reduction Technology Helps Combat Blood Borne Disease (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
Bacterial contamination, viruses and increased international travel can pose a risk to the safety of the world’s blood supply. However, new pathogen reduction technologies are helping to mitigate those risks.

TAMC Blood Donor Center Thanks Donors, Volunteers, Supporters (Michelle Lele, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Tripler, Hawaii)
More than 100 individuals in attendance for the Tripler Army Medical Center Blood Donor Center’s annual Blood Donor Recognition Awards Luncheon packed into a room at the Navy Marine Golf Course in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 23.

Wandering Down Memory Lane (A message from the ASBP director, Navy Capt. Roland Fahie)
Every year, the Armed Services Blood Program provides blood to ill or injured service members and their families worldwide – whenever and wherever, in peacetime and war. Often times, blood is the unsung hero of the military medical community.

Diary of an Army Wife: Giving Back with the Military Blood Program (Jennifer Venrick, Diary of an Army Wife)
Recently I had the opportunity to do something really cool – I got to donate blood to a great cause! I have never done this before, so I was a little nervous (needles and I don’t usually get along too well) but I was so inspired by my husband ...

Marines and Sailors Donate to Support Deployment (Cesar Fontanilla, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
Marines and Sailors from Combat Logistics Battalion 5 recently hosted their first Armed Services Blood Program blood drive. The blood drive was held in support of the walking blood bank for the unit’s upcoming deployment.

Save a Life: Donate Blood (Adam Holguin, Mobilization and Deployment, DPTMS Fort Bliss)
The Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center held a blood drive at the Soldier Resilience and Readiness Center March 22 in an ongoing effort to collect blood for service members and their families as part of the ASBP. The center is in constant search for blood donors and holds blood drives on the installation three to four times per week.

Army Blood Program Uses Low-Titer Type O Whole Blood for Combat Operations (Victor L. Shermer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.)
Since World War I, type O whole blood has been widely used by military forces as “universal blood” for emergency transfusions. The Vietnam War ...

ASBP Completes Full Deployment of Its New Donor Management System (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
The Armed Services Blood Program recently completed the full-scale deployment of the new LifeTrak donor management system. It will replace the legacy Defense Blood Standard System that was used throughout the military blood program for more than 20 years.

Petty Officer Doing His Part to Save Lives (Wendy Binder, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
There is a very special pool of repeat platelet donors at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Blood Donor Center. Because of their constant effort to donate, the donor center is able to keep platelets on the shelf 24/7. Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Koenen, a surgical technician ...