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How Well Do You Know the ASBP? (Madison Thompson, Cadet Summer Training)
Blood can be a squeamish topic for most people. For others, it is a part of their everyday life. Blood is essential to the human body and serves many purposes. It is also essential for military personnel. The military has a special program called the Armed Services Blood Program. The people who work for the ASBP work with blood and patients on a daily basis.

Got Blood? Navy Mom Did … From Her Own Donation! (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Jennifer O’Rarden is a Navy veteran and a Navy mom. She is also a 50 gallon blood donor, and counting. But rolling up her sleeve to donate isn’t her only experience with the importance of blood donations. Eleven years ago, she needed a ...

Let the Blood Battle Begin (Victor L. Shermer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.)
It started as a simple thought, “how do we get more people within the hospital footprint to donate blood?” After all, those people are military and Department of Defense civilians that work at the Madigan Army Medical Center.

Nurse Thankful for Blood Donors Who Helped Save Her Life (Carl Norman, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.)
“Blood donors saved my life — not only once, but twice!” These words came from a very appreciative Andrea Davenport, a nurse care coordinator at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri ...

USS Wasp Calls for Blood (Petty Officer 3rd Class Zhiwei Tan, USS Wasp)
A blood drive was held in the medical triage aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) June 12. Blood drawn during this event was in support of the Armed Services Blood Program, the official blood collection, manufacturing and transfusion program for the U.S. military. “The mission for us (was) to get some blood donations so that we can create ...

Military Blood Capabilities Displayed at NATO COMEDS Plenary Meeting (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, ASBP director, and other military blood program representatives presented at the Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO, or COMEDS, Plenary Meeting at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, May 31.

Tripler Blood Donor Center Looking for Donors to Make a Difference This Summer (Michelle Lele-Himalaya, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Tripler, Hawaii)
Summer is here, and the Armed Services Blood Program at the Tripler Army Medical Center urges eligible donors to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply for service members ...

Keesler Platelet Donor Helps Military Blood Program Save Lives (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
Wes Hillstrom started coordinating blood drives for the ASBP at the Stennis Space Center in 2011. Although he stopped coordinating blood drives in September 2015 upon his retirement, he continues to support the ASBP by donating platelets.

Armed Services Blood Program Celebrates World Blood Donor Day (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
Don’t wait until disaster strikes. What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often. That’s this year’s theme for World Blood Donor Day. Sponsored by the World Health Organization each year, World Blood Donor Day is celebrated June 14 ...

Navy Mom is a Successful Blood Drive Coordinator (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Navy Mom Tanesha Lively has been a blood drive coordinator for 10 years. She has helped her community and the local hospitals in the Philadelphia area many times through blood drives. Her son, Seaman Recruit DeVaughn Lively ...

Helping to Fill the Void (Wendy Binder, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
When it comes to tough recruitment, platelet donors come out on top. It is hard to sell platelet donation over whole blood mostly because of the time the process takes. Even if there is someone signed up to donate, that isn’t always a guarantee that they will show up or make it through the process ...

FBI Baltimore Field Office Gives to the Troops for Memorial Day (Shawntel Trowell, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, National Capital Region)
The Armed Services Blood Bank Center for the National Capital Region held their second blood drive at the FBI Baltimore Field Office, May 23. The ASBBC has been going to the FBI Headquarters for quite some time. However, when Deborah ...

Air Force Blood Drive Takes Off Again (Wendy Binder, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, has been holding blood drives with the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Blood Donor Center since February 2013. With multiple blood drive coordinators over the years ...

Young Cancer Patient Thanks Donors at Dover AFB (Shawntel Trowell, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, National Capital Region)
The Armed Services Blood Bank Center for the National Capital Region held their quarterly blood drive at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, April 10. A very special visitor came to the drive asking if he could see where blood came ...