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Annual Army-Navy Competition: There Will Be Blood (Barbara Wagner, Naval Support Activity South Potomac Staff Reporter)
A little healthy competition never hurt anyone — but this one might just pinch a little! It’s for a good cause though, as the annual Armed Services Blood Program Army-Navy Blood Donor Challenge stopped by Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Nov. 19.

Love Conquers All (Doreen Rekoski, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, San Diego, Calif.)
“Donation Location Across the Nation,” the brainchild of Armed Services Blood Program recruiter Jeff Diffy, from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, was created to connect family members to their recruit with paired blood donations. The mission of the campaign has been to increase collections and the visibility of the ASBP through ...

13th Consecutive DOD Win Goes Far Beyond Just 'Luck' (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
On Nov. 12, the Department of Defense took home top honors among the 20 top tier blood and blood product collection organizations in the Chicago area. Lifesource ITxM, the largest not-for-profit civilian blood collection agency in Illinois, recognized the DOD for collections in ...

‘From Injury to Recovery, Because of You:’ ASBP Conducts Session at AABB Annual Meeting (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
“Gen. Douglas MacArthur once said that ‘No one desires peace more than the Soldier, the Sailor, the Airman or the Marine because it is he or she that must pay the greatest price through life, limb or eyesight.’ It is through your contributions that they are blessed to move from injury to recovery.”

Rain or Shine, 2nd Medical Battalion Always Prepared to Give (Wendy Binder, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
Once again, the 2nd Medical Battalion stepped up to support the ASBP. The battalion has been supporting the military blood program for many years. The continued support of their leadership directly impacts donor participation.

Thank Those Who Protect and Serve: Donate Blood (Linda Ellerbe, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Bragg, N.C.)
With the holiday season fast approaching, the ASBP is giving the Fort Lee, Va., military community the opportunity to kick off the holiday season off right by donating blood. One unit of whole blood has the potential to save up to three lives and will help ensure the military community has ...

15th Annual Red to Green Campaign is a Huge Success (Erin Longacre, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Gordon, Ga.)
Each year at this time, the Kendrick Memorial Blood Center at Fort Gordon, Ga., is counting up blood donations and calculating their impact — not just by patients helped, but by dollars raised. It’s an unusual concept, but for the 15th year in a row the Red to Green campaign ...

Al Whitney Donates “Platelets Across America,” Will Visit Fort Bragg (Linda Ellerbe, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Bragg, N.C.)
Al Whitney, an avid supporter of the ASBP, will stop by the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center Nov. 16 to donate platelets as a part of his “Platelets Across America” campaign. In his attempt to raise awareness ...

Special Specialty Personnel Donate Blood (Victor L. Shermer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.)
All branches of military service have their special operation commands. For the U.S. Air Force at McChord Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., it is the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron. The squadron consists of special tactics officers, combat controllers...

Profiles of Dedication: Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Welch (Ralph Peters, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Portsmouth, Va.)
Meet Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Welch. Since February 2014, Welch has been an instructor at the Center for Naval Technical Training Unit at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va. He is also an avid supporter of the Armed Services Blood Program. As an aviation structural mechanic, Welch has had a long and active U.S. Navy career with...

25th Air Support Operations Squadron Saves Lives in the Pacific (Michelle Lele, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Tripler, Hawaii)
The Tripler Army Medical Center is the largest Army medical treatment facility in the Pacific. Tripler’s area of responsibility includes Hawaii, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Guam, Eniwetok, Kwajalein, American Samoa and various other Pacific island nations. Due to the consistent need for blood, staff members at the TAMC Blood Donor Center are always...