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Coming Together to Save Lives
(Tracy Parmer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas)
The Lackland Blood Donor Center encourages active duty service members, Department of Defense civilians, military retirees, contractors and family members to stop by and save lives. As one of 23 Armed Services Blood Program donor centers, the facility provides blood to support all overseas missions, the San Antonio Military Medical...
Gallons of Caring in the Heart of Georgia
(Erin Longacre, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Gordon, Ga.)
The ASBP’s donors at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., are a very special population. Each year, the blood collection team from the Kendrick Memorial Blood Center on Ft. Gordon, Ga., is honored to host a recognition event for donors who have given a gallon or more of blood to the ASBP.
New Blood Mobile Delivered to Donor Center at Walter Reed
(Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
A state-of-the-art blood mobile traveled across the country – from Riverside, Calif., to Bethesda, Md. — to be delivered to the Armed Services Blood Bank Center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Getting the vehicle took four years, but thanks to the tireless efforts of Army Lt. Col. Robert K. Pell Jr., the mobile facility finally arrived May 5.
Soldiers Donate 80 Units to Become Top Donor in 1st Quarter
(Carl Norman, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.)
The day-to-day mission at this Missouri post sees seasoned combat veterans transform civilians into Soldiers and Soldiers into trained combat warriors. At Charlie Company, 35th Engineer Battalion, cadre expertly teach Soldiers the art of becoming combat engineers and bridge...
Military Blood Program Marketing Team Attends ADRP Conference
(Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
Members of the Armed Services Blood Program Strategic Communications and Marketing team went a “mile high” to “be a part of something good” when they traveled to the 2015 Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals Conference in Denver, Colo.
Blood Donors Saving Lives across the Globe
(Cpl. Joshua Grant, MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River)
The Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Blood Donor Center collects approximately 5,000 units of blood per year, with platelets and plasma being collected daily to serve the medical needs of Marines, Sailors and their families. The donor center is part of the ASBP, the official blood program of...
University of Hawaii Army ROTC Saves Lives, Honors Fallen
(Michelle Lele, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Tripler, Hawaii)
Every semester, the University of Hawaii Army ROTC program supports the Armed Services Blood Program by sponsoring a blood drive. As many as 50 cadets started lining up as early as 6:30 a.m. eager to donate. The coordinator, Army Sgt. 1st Class Edgar Campos-Flores, training noncommissioned officer...
Petty Officer 3rd Class Saves Lives Time and Time Again
(Wendy Binder, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
ASBP recruiters are extremely lucky when they find donors who want to support the military blood program’s mission time and time again. Whether it is donating on multiple installations, spreading the word about the program or dreaming up other creative ways to encourage donors...
1st Medical Battalion Sailors Respond to the Need
(Cesar Fontanilla, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
A massive show of support was displayed by the Sailors from 1st Medical Battalion by doing what they are trained to do: save lives. Sailors along with a few Marines made a lifesaving effort to donate blood and support the Armed Services Blood Program.
Naval Hospital Bremerton Recognizes Medical Laboratory Professionals
(Douglas Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton)
Naval Hospital Bremerton recognized and honored Laboratory Department staff members during National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, 2015. The behind-the-scenes responsibilities of the entire lab continually benefits and impacts direct patient care. The three officers...
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