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Navy Comes Out on Top of 2014 Army-Navy Blood Donor Challenge (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
The fourth annual Army-Navy Blood Donor Challenge was a huge success! Over the course of 13 blood drives in the Washington metro area, more than 1,000 units of blood were donated to the Armed Services Blood Program, far surpassing the collection goal of 910.

Blood Drive Pays Respect to Fallen Soldier (Lori A. Kuczmanski, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Bliss, Texas)
A regularly scheduled blood drive at Fort Bliss’ Noncommissioned Officers Academy was held in a conference room full of memories of Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler who was killed in action Oct. 1, 2003.

We Got Spirit, How About You? (Jerrick Alexander, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Pentagon Blood Donor Center)
The DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic Laboratory held its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon last month. Laboratory staff members consistently offer and provide support to the Pentagon Blood Donor Center, so when they planned their luncheon they included the center in the festivities. To go along with the 2014 Army-Navy Blood Donor Challenge theme...

Give the Best Present of the Holiday Season: A Blood Donation (Carl Norman, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday lights are shining, trimmed trees are glowing and children of all ages watch anxiously for the jolly old man in red. People’s concern for their fellow man is more evident at this time of year than any other, and putting that just-right gift...

Capt. Fahie Visits WRNMMC for Army-Navy Challenge Blood Drive (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, ASBP director, traveled to Bethesda, Md., Nov. 25 to attend one of the 13 Army-Navy Blood Donor Challenge blood drives being held throughout the Washington metro area. While there, Fahie thanked Walter Reed National Military Medical Center leadership, staff members, donors and volunteers for their support of the ASBP.

Blood Donors Make a Difference Through Service (Cesar Fontanilla, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
Petty Officers 3rd Class John Gorman and John Gomolchak couldn’t help but roll up their sleeves to donate blood to the Armed Services Blood Program. Gorman and Gomolchak share the same passion to serve their country and donate blood.

Navy Volunteers in More Ways than One (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Volunteers for Navy families are seen everywhere. Their hard work for the Navy saves time, effort and energy. However, when they double-up their efforts to help others by donating blood to the Armed Services Blood Program, the result is more than saving time — it’s saving lives.

2-291st AV Regiment Hosts Blood Drive at Division West (Capt. Tania Hummel, 166th Aviation Brigade, Division West)
The 2nd Battalion, 291st Aviation Regiment, 166th Aviation Brigade, recently hosted a blood drive at First Army Division West headquarters, here, in honor of one of their own. "We became aware of the need for blood when one of our family members was diagnosed with leukemia...