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Excellence is in the Blood: West Point Blood Drive New (Kathy Eastwood, Staff Writer, Pointer View)
The U.S. Military Academy cadets, staff, faculty and civilians in the community joined forces for one of the largest blood drives of the year to donate lifesaving blood for those in need. The ASBP serves as the sole provider of blood for the United States military since 1962 and collects, processes ...

When Your Doctor is on Vacation and the Baby Just Can’t Wait New (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Terri Mazzuca was looking forward to delivering her first child in a few weeks. Unfortunately, with her regular physician out of town, the baby decided to make her grand appearance early. Although the delivery was difficult, and resulted ...

FHCC Leads Way for Zika Testing of Donated Blood New (Navy Capt. Lynn Beach, Lovell FHCC Blood Donor Processing Division Medical Director)
The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center provides approximately 75 percent of frozen blood products for the Department of Defense worldwide, therefore making us a critical link to supply military forward-deployed ...

Marine Vet, Wife Both Needed Blood New (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Marine veteran Bill Buckley served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970. His wife, Carol Buckley, has stood by his side ever since. Recently, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

A Day at the Racetrack Becomes a Race for Life (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
When Rebecca Schumacher survived a rollover accident in 1996, she recovered, not knowing that there was damage to her heart. Her condition was dormant for many years, but in 2008 it nearly took her life.

Donating Platelets = Donor Relaxation (Jerrick Alexander, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Pentagon)
U. S. Army Sgt. Joseph Barnes has been donating platelets since the start of his military career 6½ years ago. Barnes’ first contact with platelet donations was during advance individual training. A technician’s short speech led him to schedule his first appointment ...

Marine Recruits Give First Blood of 2017 (Erin Longacre, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Gordon, Ga.)
What do you do on New Year’s Day? There are dozens of traditions and superstitions surrounding New Year’s Day activities, like avoiding doing laundry or eating a specific meal for luck and prosperity. But the Marine recruits at ...

Marines Spread the Holiday Spirit by Donating Blood (Cesar Fontanilla, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
With the holiday season in full effect, the Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif., took some time off from gift shopping to give the gift that will last a lifetime by donating blood.

Season of Giving: Service Members Donate Blood (Cpl. Harley Robinson, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar)
Service members and their families show the true spirit of giving by donating blood aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Dec. 14. The Navy Medical Center of San Diego opens opportunities to service members on surrounding military bases in San Diego, Calif., to donate blood with the ASBP.

Battle Injuries Couldn’t Stop Him from Serving (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. William Edward Brannen II served in the Korean War and received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the battle. He also served as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army. There was just no stopping this man!

Soldiers Create a Holiday Legacy (Michelle Lele, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Tripler, Hawaii)
On Monday, Dec. 12, more than 70 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment Schofield Barracks, Hawaii lined up to support the “Soldiers Creating a Holiday Legacy” blood drive. Bravo Company 1st Sgt. Matthew Fitch was one of the first to donate blood.

Military Blood Program to Conduct 4-Day Blood Drive at West Point (David Conrad, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Hood, Texas)
The Armed Services Blood Program and the cadets of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point are joining forces to hold one of the largest blood drives of the year. From Jan. 9-12 ...

At Her Weakest Moment, Blood Donations Pulled Her Through (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Angie Bailey has endured cancer twice. Her diagnosis of leukemia happened with little warning and left her little time for the lifesaving care needed to survive. After multiple transfusions and a repeat diagnosis, which included another round of ...