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ARMED SERVICES BLOOD PROGRAM OFFICE

For more information contact:

Air Force Lt. Col. Jerome L. Vinluan | Deputy Director
703-681-8011 | jerome.l.vinluan.mil@mail.mil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE




ASBP SUPPORTS HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORTS

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 31, 2017 — The Armed Services Blood Program, the official blood collection organization for the U.S. military, is an integral member of the AABB's Inter-Organizational Disaster Task Force. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the task force is closely monitoring the blood supply and requests in the affected regions. In the last few days, community blood centers have provided more than 3,300 blood products to support those who have been affected by the storm. The Armed Services Blood Program has directly provided blood products to the USS Kearsarge which is also supporting disaster relief efforts. The Department of Health and Human Services is also involved in the logistical movement of these products.

About the Armed Services Blood Program
Since 1962, the Armed Services Blood Program has served as the sole provider of blood for the United States military. As a tri-service organization, the ASBP collects, processes, stores and distributes blood and blood products to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and their families worldwide. As one of four national blood collection organizations trusted to ensure the nation has a safe, potent blood supply, the ASBP works closely with our civilian counterparts by sharing donors on military installations where there are no military blood collection centers and by sharing blood products in times of need to maximize availability of this national treasure. To find out more about the ASBP or to schedule an appointment to donate, please visit www.militaryblood.dod.mil. To interact directly with ASBP staff members, see more photos or get the latest news, follow @militaryblood on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Pinterest. Find the drop. Donate.

The Armed Services Blood Program is a proud recipient of the Army Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs award for journalism.