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B-Positive and Donate Blood
(Vikki Fernette, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)
What are the chances of locating three donors, all with a B-positive blood type, at the same time in the halls of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center? Slim to none. But when it happened recently, it was a B-positive jackpot for the ASBP! When the call from Nersa Loh, program manager for Transfusion Services at the medical center, came...
5,000 “Likes” is Only the Beginning
(Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Social media is one way blood donors can connect with the ASBP in exciting ways. The ASBP Great Lakes, Ill. Facebook page has become one tool blood donors and their families can use to find a donation location or to see pictures or stories of others donating blood.
Back In Action Once Again
(Wendy Binder, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
The Field Medical Training Battalion East has supported the ASBP for many years. After their first blood drive in 2004, the battalion has always strived to be at the top of the list for blood donations at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Blood Donor Center. Due to mission requirements, the unit was forced to take a small hiatus; but now...
Tripler Blood Donor Center Thanks Supporters at Luncheon
(Michelle Lele, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Tripler, Hawaii)
The Tripler Blood Donor Center held its annual Blood Donor Recognition Awards Luncheon at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Officers’ Club March 18. The event honored dozens of top donors, blood drive coordinators, organizations and military commands that are the heart of the ASBP.
Sharing a Special Gift of O-Negative Blood
(Cesar Fontanilla, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
It can be difficult enough to keep a full shelf of O-negative blood let alone recruit for O-negative donors. Also known as "universal donors," type O-negative red blood cells can be given to anyone. For that reason, it is often used in emergency situations...
Just Keep Giving
(Victor L. Shermer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.)
Some donors give a little. Some donors give a lot. Some donors give even more. For the Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Pacific Northwest there are a few donors, like Joyce Ortego, who keep on giving. The ASBBC-PNW recently had the opportunity to thank her for her dedication to saving lives. Ortego is one of only a few donors who have reached the...
3rd Radio Battalion Honored at Blood Donor Ceremony
(Kristen Wong, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay)
The Tripler Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program recognized volunteers and blood donors, including Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s 3rd Radio Battalion, at the 11th Annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon at the Hickam Officers’ Club, March 18, 2015. From May 2014 through February, the 3rd Radio Battalion held four blood drives...
Donor Center Leaves Historic Memories Behind
(Lori A. Kuczmanski, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Bliss, Texas)
After more than 13 years, the Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center at building 7167 is relocating to a newly renovated building on the main post. The blood donor center is one of 22 collection sites for the Armed Services Blood Program, the official blood program of the U.S. military.
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