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PACOM Armed Services Blood Bank Center Opens New Facility (Lance Cpl. Janessa Pon, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Installations Pacific)
The Pacific Command Armed Services Blood Bank Center opened its new facility March 18 next to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. The PACOM donor center provides blood donations for more than 200,000 people in more than 36 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Unit Bids Farewell with Arms (Erin Longacre, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Gordon, Ga.)
When a military unit moves or deploys, it takes an enormous amount of planning and organization to pull off. Often in the fast pace of preparations, unit blood drives are canceled, at the very time their purpose is most evident — uniting service-minded individuals with the shared goal of protecting and preserving life. One of Fort Gordon’s longtime units...

Women Saving Lives at Fort Leonard Wood (Carl Norman, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.)
DOD history books show that women wanting to defend their country during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars had to disguise themselves as men and enlist under aliases. Over time, those methods changed and by World War II some 350,000 women proudly wore U.S. military uniforms.

412th ASB Strikes Rich Vein: Blood Drive at Ansbach Surpasses Goal of 160 Pints (Bryan Gatchell, U.S. Army Installation Management Command)
The 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, sponsored a blood drive at the Katterbach Fitness Center March 10. Members of the Armed Services...

Keesler Blood Donor Center Saves Lives (Susan Griggs, 81st Training Wing Public Affairs)
Lisa Lynn isn't a vampire, but she has an insatiable thirst for blood. As blood donor recruiter for the Keesler Blood Donor Center for nearly eight years, she's responsible for making sure the center continually collects safe, quality blood and blood products for the Armed Services Blood Program. She's been in the blood business for 22 years.

Engineered to Donate (Wendy Binder, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
The Engineer School at Court House Bay on Camp Lejeune, N.C., is no stranger to the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Blood Donor Center and the ASBP. Showing support with quarterly blood drives, the school has donated to the ASBP since 2004. With hundreds of units donated, their commitment to the NHCL Blood Donor Center and the ASBP is as strong as ever.

When No One Else Would, He Did (Wendy Binder, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
Lance Cpl. Quinten Blanchard is not one to stand on the sidelines when someone is in need of help or when a mission depends on the efforts of others. He will take action to ensure that he helps in any way possible. Blanchard demonstrated this type of support for the ASBP during a blood drive on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.

New Collection Record at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (Cesar Fontanilla, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
Until recently, blood drive participation and collection at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton has declined since the facility moved to their new location on the installation. However, when the hospital hosted the quarterly blood drive, the results significantly improved.

Until We Meet Again, Four-Gallon Friend (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Whenever children have a few bumps, scrapes or bruises, or the flu-bug raises its ugly head, pediatric physicians are there to help in the time of need. Some, like Dr. David Rinaldi, are also part of an elite group known as “Doctors that Donate.”

Military Blood Program Recognizes a Caring Heart (Erin Longacre, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Gordon, Ga.)
Recently, Fort Gordon’s Kendrick Memorial Blood Center held its annual blood donor awards ceremony to honor its top donors and supporters. The center’s highest donating active donor, Carol Cox, was unable to attend the ceremony because she was caring for patients at the Dwight...

Fastest, Safest Hands in the Donor Center (Carl Norman, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.)
When it comes to the art of collecting blood and making donors feel welcome and at ease, no one at the Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center does it better than Army Sgt. Oralus Paul. The Haitian-born, Army Reserve medical laboratory noncommissioned officer has the fastest...

Blood Donations Prove Useful for More than Just Traumatic Events (Terrina Weatherspoon, Defense Media Activity)
When something catastrophic affects the world, people take notice; donating money, food and time to those affected. But there is often something people don't think about donating; something that can save a life when the catastrophic event is more personal, sometimes affecting just one person — blood.

Military Blood Program Lab Tech Takes the Iron Warrior Award (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
She’s been with her unit for a cup of coffee and yet Army Spc. Alisha Kohler has passed one of the most difficult tests the Army offers, earned the Iron Warrior award and won Soldier of the Year. Not a bad start for the three year, five-footer working for the blood donor center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.