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"Let’s Do This!" (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
This year, Seaman Recruit Dakota Phelps joined the Navy; and like many others who join military, he had three goals: to help others, to better himself and to travel. His mother, Kandie Phelps, lives in southern California and is a regular blood donor in her hometown. When they both found out they could donate blood and accomplish all three of...

A New Way to Get Things Done (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Petty Officer 1st Class Zachary Sievers, an electronics technician, has been the blood donor site coordinator at the Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit in Great Lakes, Ill., for the past year. He now works daily as a course supervisor over the students he trains and mentors. Sievers also excels as a blood donor site coordinator for three ...

Rolling Up Their Sleeves in Monterey (Victor L. Shermer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.)
With a low marine mist moving up the hill and deer grazing on the hillside, looking west one can see the blue of the Pacific Ocean. Closer towards the shore, the crescent white ribbon of sand that forms the Monterey Bay in California can be seen. It is a beautiful setting for ...

From the Wild Blue Yonder to Navy Blue (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Seaman Recruit Phillip DeMarco joined the Navy after being an Air Force Cadet Group commander for his high school ROTC program. For the past few years, he was a volunteer blood donor and also assisted during many blood drives. Today, he is a blood drive coordinator for the ASBP.

Donate Blood: Give a Lifesaving Gift, Get a Gift in Return (Lori A. Kuczmanski, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Bliss, Texas)
There is no substitute for human blood. Blood donors are always needed to keep the blood supply fresh and available. Each day, generous donors come forward to donate blood and give the gift of life. It is a selfless choice service members, civilians and family members make every day.

Blood Donations Help Save Soldier’s Life After Severe Burns (Carl Norman, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.)
Some say there is nothing better than sitting by a cozy fireplace — exactly what Army Master Sgt. Matthew Deller thought one cold December morning in 2013. Deller was a first sergeant stationed on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, when “Old Man Winter” blew a chill into the Texas air.

Donor Recognized for Completing 300 Platelet Donations (Victor L. Shermer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.)
The Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Pacific Northwest honored one its longtime platelet donors June 2. Ruth Stevick first started donating platelets with the ASBBC-PNW in February 1994. Still at it 21 years later, Stevick was recognized for completing her 300th donation.

Walking Blood Bank Drill Trains Sailors for Future Deployments (Cesar Fontanilla, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
The Sailors from 1st Medical Battalion Bravo Company teamed up with the ASBP in California to develop a simulated walking blood bank program. The goal was to prepare and train Sailors to respond when a substantial amount of blood is needed during a mass casualty incident.

Japanese and U.S. Strengthen “Blood Ties” Through Blood Drive (Senior Airman Patrick S. Ciccarone, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs)
Members from the Japanese Red Cross and 35th Medical Group hosted a blood drive at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 27. After a five-year absence, the Japanese Red Cross returned to collect donations from willing participants of the Misawa Air Base community.

Fort Bliss Opens Doors to New Donor Center (Lori A. Kuczmanski, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Bliss, Texas)
The William Beaumont Army Medical Center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony April 23 to open the new Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center. The newly renovated building, located at 2489 Ricker Road, has more space for blood collection, storage and shipment.

First Place, First Time Up (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Lasky, a hospital corpsman, is a man on a mission. Each day, he arrives at the Zachary & Elizabeth Fisher Branch Medical Clinic, Bldg. 237 in Great Lakes, Ill., to provide exceptional primary medical services to military personnel. In addition to his primary duties, Lasky is also an active blood donor with the ASBP.

Lifesaving Summer Blood Drives Coming to Fort Knox (Carl Norman, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.)
It’s a lifesaving commodity everyone has but few choose to give. It’s the difference between life and death for thousands of people and the only road to recovery for scores of others. This commodity is blood, and its only source is people who voluntarily choose to give it.

Give to the Red, White and Blue (Staff Sgt. Jason Ragucci, 3rd Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne))
What does a Soldier say back to someone when they are thanked for their service? They can simply reply, "thank you for your support." But, what can a Soldier do to help support another military service member? Giving the ultimate support that values more than money is donating blood through the Armed Services Blood Program.