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USS Gerald R. Ford Remains Anchored to a Lifesaving Mission (Ralph Peters, ASBP blood donor recruiter, Portsmouth, Va)
On July 22, 2017, the Navy commissioned its latest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), and went straight to work supporting troops and saving lives. Within a month, the ship had sponsored its first Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive. And then another in early 2018. Less than a year later after commissioning ...

Pennsylvania National Guard Hosts First ASBP Blood Drive (Shawntel Trowell, ASBP blood donor recruiter, National Capital Region)
Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) recruiters know that it can be difficult to host blood drives around federal holidays due to scheduled leave and training breaks. Regardless, the Pennsylvania National Guard Association (PNGAS) and the Pennsylvania National Guard were determined ...

From a Toothache to a Transfusion (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP blood donor recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
In January of 2012, Navy mom Elizabeth Carroll went to bed after applying an over-the-counter topical tooth pain-relief gel on a sore wisdom tooth and woke up to a chain of events that nearly claimed her life. Today, Carroll is relieved for the unexpected episode after looking back on it. The ...

ROTC Cadets Donate Blood to Save Lives (Dave Conrad, ASBP blood donor recruiter, Fort Hood, Texas)
U.S. Army ROTC Cadets from Cadet Summer Training (CST), 3rd Regiment Basic and Advanced Camps, helped the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) save lives by donating blood at Fort Knox, Kentucky as part of their end-of-cycle activities, July 12.