ASBP WEBSITE RECEIVES HONORABLE MENTION IN ARMY-WIDE MG KEITH L. WARE AWARDS
FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 1, 2016 – The Armed Services Blood Program website, www.militaryblood.dod.mil, received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 U.S. Army Major General Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition. First place winners and honorable mentions were announced March 16 by Army Chief of Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Malcolm Frost. This marks the first time the military blood program website has been recognized in the Army-wide competition. “This recognition provides the military community with yet another avenue of awareness which helps to energize and recruit personnel, donors, volunteers and supporters to the vital mission of the Armed Services Blood Program,” said Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, ASBP director. “My personal thanks to our strategic communications and marketing team, along with our blood donor recruiters around the world for the hard work they put in every day. We could not have done this without them.”This was not the first recognition for the ASBP website. The website and Focal Point e-newsletter recently won first place in their respective categories of the Army Medical Command-level of the competition. (More information on the MEDCOM-level awards is available here.)A full listing of winners can be found here: http://www.army.mil/klw/winners/index.html. About the Armed Services Blood ProgramSince 1962, the Armed Services Blood Program has served as the sole provider of blood for the United States military. As a tri-service organization, the ASBP collects, processes, stores and distributes blood and blood products to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and their families worldwide. As one of four national blood collection organizations trusted to ensure the nation has a safe, potent blood supply, the ASBP works closely with our civilian counterparts by sharing donors on military installations where there are no military blood collection centers and by sharing blood products in times of need to maximize availability of this national treasure. To find out more about the ASBP or to schedule an appointment to donate, please visit www.militaryblood.dod.mil. To interact directly with ASBP staff members, see more photos or get the latest news, follow @militaryblood on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Pinterest. Find the drop. Donate.