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The Armed Services Blood Program will host a blood drive 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Room 301 Harris Hall. It is open to everyone age 17 and older, both military and civilian. Blood collected at this drive will go directly to medical facilities in Afghanistan and other overseas contingency areas, as well as military hospitals throughout the Department of Defense.
The Armed Services Blood Program is the official blood collection agency for the Department of Defense. The Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center is one of 22 facilities around the world that collects blood for the ASBP.
All donors will receive a free ASBP T-shirt. Potential blood donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old and feeling well for the previous three days. Donors should be well hydrated and eat something before donating. To donate, please bring with you a photo ID and a list of any countries you have traveled to and the amount of time you spent there.
For more information, please call Vickie Baker, office support assistant in military science, at 341-4744, or email Carl Norman, Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center donor recruiter, at Carl.A.Norman2.firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center, call 573-596-5385. Learn more about the Armed Services Blood Program at www.militaryblood.dod.mil.