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NMCP’s Blood Services Center in Need of Donations New (Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Wu, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs)
The summer season marks a period of time for service members and civilian personnel to take leave and enjoy some travel and leisure. It's also an opportunity for service members, staff and beneficiaries to drop by Naval ...

Navy Dad Receives the Defense of Freedom Medal Twice New (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Seaman Recruit Russell Williams donates in honor of his father. As the first civilian to ever receive the Defense of Freedom medal twice, his father endured severe injury while working in Iraq. Blood from the ASBP most likely saved his life.

Class of 2017 Graduates Blood Bank Fellowship Program New (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
Five service members graduated from the Armed Services Blood Program’s prestigious Blood Bank Fellowship program, June 20, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Navy Lt. Timothy Hopkins, Army Capt. Annette Mott, Navy Lt. Therica Reynolds ...

After Surgery, Another Ordeal Arose New (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Seaman Recruit Christopher Azzara volunteered to donate blood while in boot camp. He also has endured serious illness alongside his wife Emily Azzara. While the outcome today is for an upcoming graduation and time ahead to ...

She Needed Seven Transfusions (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Navy mom Claudia Arias was seriously low on her red blood cell count. Blood donations were the answer to her serious condition. Now she has returned to health and is happy to be a Navy mom. She has a condition where she doesn’t ...

Blood Donations Save Navy Mom’s Life after Unexplained Rash Appears (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
Brenda Costello Williamson is a Navy mom who is looking forward to seeing her daughter, Seaman Recruit Emily Costello, graduate Navy boot camp August 4. But life hasn’t ...