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Both a Nurse and a Blood Donor (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Navy mom Becky Roberts is brimming with gratitude for the strangers that saved her life with their blood donations.

Back in 2014, Roberts was recovering from a spinal fusion that left her with a blood clot behind her knee. After several days of medical care intended ...

Fort Bliss ASBP Recognizes Top Donors (Marcy Sanchez, William Beaumont AMC PAO, Fort Bliss, Texas)
On June 3, 2008, during a mission to build a school in the Zormat District in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, a roadside bomb exploded, killing two Soldiers, Army Spc. Derek Holland and Army Maj. Scott Hagerty, and seriously injuring a third. About 90 seconds after the explosion, Army ...

Making the Impossible Possible (Cesar Fontanilla, ASBP blood donor recruiter, Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
Navy Hospitalman Reginald Granger took on a seemingly impossible task when he decided to coordinate a blood drive for his unit, the 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, on March 7 before they deployed. Granger had to find eligible donors and encourage them to donate blood, understanding the ever-present ...

Team Dover Wins First Inter-base Blood Drive Competition (Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne, 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs, Dover AFB, Delaware)
Air Force Col. Patricia Fowler, 436th Medical Group commander, accepted an award March 19, 2018, on behalf of Team Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, for defeating the 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, in a blood drive competition.

NMC Camp Lejeune Blood Donor Center Gives Thanks (Wendy Binder, ASBP blood donor recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
It was another great year for the Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Blood Donor Center. Faithful donors, battalions and blood drive coordinators are the reason the NMCCL BDC was able to fulfill its mission and collect the much needed blood ...

A Commander Lives to Save Lives (Shawntel Trowell, ASBP blood donor recruiter, National Capital Region)
Many senior officers support the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP), but most are not eligible to donate due to European travel. Medical Service Corps Officer, Army Col. Jason Sepanic is one of the few who can donate and does so on a regular basis.

‘Better than any care package’: Unique Program Delivers Blood to Military Hospitals (Chad Garland, Stars and Stripes publication)
A one-of-its-kind military program lets service members far from the battlefields help their wounded comrades by forward-deploying their own blood.

More is always needed. There’s steady demand ...

Not Just a Phase: Army Lab Tech Completes Certification (David Conrad, ASBP blood donor recruiter, Fort Hood, Texas)
Army Pfc. Ryan Hopkins graduated from Phase II of the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) course on March 19 during a commencement ceremony at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC), Fort Hood, Texas. Friends, fellow students and senior hospital leadership were on hand to recognize ...