Health & Safety

January 10, 2014

National Blood Donor Month celebrates donors, local collection scheduled

Armed Services Blood Program

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year, Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, personnel thank donors for joining the ‘arms’ race.

“2013 was a great year for the military blood program, and we have you — our donors — to thank for it,” Air Force Col. Richard McBride, ASBP director, said. “You all came out by the thousands to join the arms race and we are so grateful!”

This year, their second annual Military National Blood Donor Month Celebration was held on Thursday at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Va., ASBP brought together many of the military medicine’s past, present and future leaders.

Air Force Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas Robb, Defense Health Agency director, kicked-off yesterday’s celebration. Guests also heard about the impact of blood transfusions from a wounded warrior. The celebration closed with the presentation of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to two transformative military blood bankers.

The ASBP’s mission is to collect blood to support operations overseas and military treatment facilities worldwide. In addition to the Military Blood Donor Month celebration, ASBP blood donor centers worldwide will hold special ceremonies of their own to thank the many men and women who have worked hard to ensure that blood and blood products are available for military Families year-round.

To find out more about the Armed Services Blood Program or to schedule an appointment, go to www.militaryblood.dod.mil. To interact directly with their staff, see photos or to get the latest news, visit www.facebook.com/militaryblood, www.flickr.com/militaryblood and www.twitter.com/militaryblood.

On Fort Huachuca, the Armed Services Blood Program will host a blood drive Jan. 28, 10 – 4 p.m. at Eifler Fitness Center. Blood drive appointments are limited to the first 175 donors.

To schedule, go to www.militaryblood.dod.mil.
For more information, call the Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center, 1.915.742.6365.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Delivery nurse drops donut day for Performance Triad

WASHINGTON – Capt. Frances Young used to have doughnut day with her family every weekend. After filling up on donuts with her husband and two children, ages 3 and 4, she said she would get an initial sugar rush and then feel sleepy and crash for the rest of the day. Young, who is the...
 
 
Run-for-God

Religious Support Office offers new running program

Fort Huachuca’s Religious Support Office is hosting a practical, non-competitive guide to running and a 12-week training plan with a Christian focus. The program, titled ‘Run for God’ will begin training from 5 p.m. to 6 ...
 
 

ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. – For little more than a year, the Army has been promoting a website called ArmyFit, a resource site that provides Soldiers, Family members and U.S. Army civilians with information regarding their physical, spiritual, emotional, Family and social status. The site allows the user to take a completely confidential brief survey through...
 

 

ASAP, SHARP to host Alcohol Awareness Month activities

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. The Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Program, ASAP will sponsor a host of activities that create awareness in the...
 
 

ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — For little more than a year, the Army has been promoting a website called ArmyFit, a resource site that provides Soldiers, family members and U.S. Army civilians with information regarding their physical, spiritual, emotional, family and social status. The site allows the user to take a completely confidential brief survey through...
 
 

Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

WASHINGTON — During National Nutrition Month in March, “we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals,” said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” she said. The Performance Triad focuses on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin