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Freeze-dried Plasma Saves Special Ops Soldiers (News 4 San Antonio Video)
The Army Blood Program is currently involved in a pilot study to collect licensed fresh frozen plasma to be converted to freeze dried plasma. The main goal of the Army Blood Program’s freeze dried plasma initiative is to significantly increase the survival rate of soldiers on the battlefield.

Housekeeping Day at the ASBBC (Vikki Fernette, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Bethesda, Md.)
For the blood collection team at the Armed Services Blood Bank Center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Fridays are designated as housekeeping day. Preparing for the week ahead on the road to area military bases to collect lifesaving blood products takes a great deal of preparation.