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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...

Elisa Jackson, a medical technologist in the Progenitor Cell Processing Lab, prepares a microbiology sample for a recently collected hematopoietic stem cell product.

Cellular Therapy and Apheresis Section Saves Lives at SAMMC
According to the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program website, each year, more than 12,000 people are diagnosed with diseases that require an...

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