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Corpsmen Saving Lives through Blood Donation (Cesar Fontanilla, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
Navy corpsmen from the Field Medical Training Battalion-West on Camp Pendleton, Calif., marched on to the battalion’s parade deck to donate blood with the ASBP. Many of the sailors were eager to give blood and make a difference in someone’s life — particularly to their fellow service members.

The A-B-Os of a Blood Type (Carl Norman, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.)
Every hour of every day someone in the Department of Defense needs blood. Whether it’s a child with a rare blood disease, an adult injured in a vehicle accident, an individual with cancer or a service member injured on the battlefield, blood is a lifesaving and much-needed commodity. The ASBP seeks volunteer donors every day to meet those needs.

Follow West, Young Donor (03/31/2014 By Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
The Navy has an assortment of jobs that newly trained sailors contract for all the time. Some of these jobs teach sailors how to repair jet engines, while others teach them how to keep a ship running smoothly at sea. Petty Officer 1st Class David West, a mineman, teaches sailors how to ensure these opposing forces never get the opportunity...

Friends Don’t Let Friends Donate Alone (Linda Ellerbe, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Bragg, N.C.)
Have friends or family visiting and trying to figure out what to do? Ever considered donating blood? That is exactly what Gayle Coyle and Brooke Baumgartner did in late March. The duo started off their day together by donating blood at Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center.

Vietnam War Era Blood Operations Help Shape Modern Day ASBP (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
The ASBP has come a long way since the early 1960s. While the conflict in Vietnam raged on, the military blood program was still in the process of planting its modern day roots. However, the technological and procedural advancements that were made during the heart of the Vietnam era helped shape the ASBP into the program it is today.

ASBP Expands FAQ Page (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
How do you know your blood donation is going directly to the troops? We’ve got that answer for you! The ASBP updated the Frequently Asked Questions page on our website to help answer that very question and explain what makes our organization stand out. Perhaps one of the most common questions we receive is whether or not we are the American Red Cross. We are not.

UVa ROTC Holds Blood Drive for Armed Services (The Charlottesville Newsplex)
All three University of Virginia ROTC programs came together March 31 to host a blood drive for the armed services. Hosted in Newcomb ballroom at Virginia, the blood drive aimed to get students to donate to the ASBP. The drive is part of a larger effort to address the demand for blood donations in the military.

Couple Has Been Saving Lives for 50 Years (Tracy Parmer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas)
Husband and wife team Dave and Millie Peach have been married for 50 years this June, and they’ve been saving lives together for almost just as long. Dave enlisted in the Navy right out of high school. He served as an electronics technician for four years on active duty.

Record-breaking Quantico Blood Drive Saves the Day (Donna Onwona, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Belvoir, Va.)
The Washington metro area and suburbs experienced a substantial amount of snow fall this winter and the impact was tremendous. Many of the scheduled mobile blood drives were cancelled and the local blood donor centers were forced to close on several occasions. Even when the center...