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Great Support from Repeat Donors (Wendy Binder, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Lejeune, N.C.)
Stone Bay, a satellite facility to Camp Lejeune, N.C., holds an Armed Services Blood Program blood drive every 56 days. Staff members at the facility are always willing to support the ASBP, and in some cases have even helped throw together a last-minute blood drive to help the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Blood Donor Center meet its mission.

GW Participates in Naval Hospital Guam Blood Drive (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Everett Allen, USS George Washington Public Affairs)
The Armed Services Blood Program held the 2014 Naval Hospital Guam Blood Donor Drive aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the ship's goodwill port visit to Guam, Oct. 3-5.

Security: More than a Second Thought (Victor L. Shermer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.)
Security can only be as good as the effort that goes into training personnel and ensuring rigid standards are maintained. The men and woman of the Marine Corps and Navy that secure military assets at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash., always makes sure they are trained and ready.

Our Story, Part III: Why We Exist (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
Why does the Armed Services Blood Program exist? The answer boils down to three simple words: to save lives. Stood up by President Harry Truman in 1952, the ASBP is a tri-service organization representing all three branches of service – Army, Navy and Air Force. By 1962, the program was its own fully-operational, distinct blood program organized much the way it is today. After the Korean War...

What’s Going On? ASBP Social Media (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
Did you know that the Armed Services Blood Program has an extensive social media presence? The ASBP’s Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Pinterest channels are all updated on a regular basis and include everything from news articles to keep you informed and fun cartoons to make you laugh.

Navy Cmdr. Leslie Riggs Promotion Ceremony Held in N.C. (Jessica Pellegrini, ASBP Staff Writer)
Navy Cmdr. Leslie Riggs, director of the Navy Blood Program, was promoted from lieutenant commander during a promotion ceremony in Morehead City, N.C., Aug. 31. Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, director of the Armed Services Blood Program, administered the oath of office and spoke at the event.

Blood Recipient Encourages Donors to Roll up Their Sleeves (Cesar Fontanilla, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
Angelica Garcia, a supervisor phlebotomist at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, has quite a story which she loves to share with the staff and patients at the hospital. Garcia was a regular blood donor until she began to have low levels of hemoglobin which prevented her from donating blood.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Felix Ortizplaza (Carl Norman, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.)
From learning reading, writing and arithmetic in a Puerto Rican school, to learning English and taking orders in the U.S. Army, it’s been a long and rewarding road for Felix Ortizplaza, the Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center’s quality assurance officer.

The Language of Life (Victor L. Shermer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.)
When learning a language in the military, expectations are great. In one location, learning a language can be accomplished in about one year at a small military installation on the central California coast. The Monterey Defense Language Institute has been instrumental in preparing...

DOD Recognized as the Best of the Best in 2014 (Jeffery Diffy, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, North Chicago, Ill.)
For the 12th consecutive year, the DOD was recognized as the top blood and blood product collection agency in the Chicago area. In the past year, 15,201 individuals have been positively affected by the blood collected from DOD-affiliated active duty service members and their families.

Pope Airman’s Council Sponsors ASBP Blood Drive (Linda Ellerbe, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Fort Bragg, N.C.)
Fort Bragg is one of the largest Army installations in the military, and as such it is sometimes easy for the small group of Air Force service members in the area to be overshadowed. However, this was not the case Sept. 17 when the Pope Airman’s Council partnered...