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Welcome to the Akeroyd Blood Donor Center website. As part of the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP), the official United States military blood program, your donation serves as a vital link to military service members and their families worldwide.

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A blood donor record form and blood samples are used to ensure blood donated to the Armed Services Blood Program is safe for transfusion.

Is My Blood Donation Safe?
The safety of both blood donors and recipients is the primary goal for the ASBP. Each step of the blood donation process is designed to make sure that the donors...

Ed Velich (back row, second from the right) with his day shift Transfusion Services staff. (Photo courtesy of Amy Egnew, medical technologist assigned to San Antonio Military Medical Center blood bank)

Blood Bank's Technical Supervisor Retires After 45 Years of Service
After nearly 45 years of distinguished service to the U. S. Army and Brooke Army Medical Center, Edward Velich, technical supervisor for Blood Services, retired May ...

Units of red blood cells from that have been donated to the Armed Services Blood Program.

Donating Blood 101
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly five million Americans need a blood transfusion every year. That means that nearly five million...

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