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Armed Services Blood Program

The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) - also known as the Military Blood Program - is the official military provider of blood products to U.S. armed forces.

As a joint operation among the military services (Army, Navy, Air Force), the ASBP:

  • Provides quality blood products for service members, veterans and their families in both peace and war.
  • Collects, processes, stores, distributes, and transfuses blood worldwide.
  • Work closely with our civilian counterparts in times of need.

Service members are often confused and erroneously believe that a civilian collection agency provides blood products to the military community. That is not true. The ASBP is one of four organizations that ensure our nation has a safe, potent blood supply.

ASBP Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet about Donating Blood

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Why Should You Donate Blood?

Find a Blood Donor Center

Blood and blood products are used for patients of all ages for many reasons—from cancer patients to those with battlefield injuries, military members and their families depend on blood donors every day.

Your donation can save:

  • A service member injured in action
  • A child with cancer
  • A family member in need of heart surgery

It's easy to save lives! By committing to give blood at least once a season, you help ensure that blood is available when it is needed most.

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Armed Services Blood Program Fact Sheet

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Armed Services Blood Program Donation Education Fact Sheet

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Educational Factsheet about Blood

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This infographic provides educational information about donating blood.

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Moments in Military Medicine: Blood Donations on the Battlefield

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Since January was National Blood Donor Month, learn more about the history of blood donations on the battlefield and the incredible work of the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP).

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Walking Blood Bank Can Save Lives on the Battlefield

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The medics of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are learning a life-saving measure that was first used in the Korean War 69 years ago -- whole blood transfusion on the battlefield.

The medics of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are learning a life-saving measure that was first used in the Korean War 69 years ago -- whole blood transfusion on the battlefield.

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Team Dover supports life-saving blood mission

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10/10/2019
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Airmen from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, work together to process, palletize and load a shipment of blood bound for overseas locations. The life-saving shipments arrive from the Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratory East at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to Dover AFB twice a week.

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Walking blood banks fill gap for medical care in field environment

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Army Sgt. Charles Moncayo, 82nd Airborne Division Band, get his blood drawn as part of the low titer O testing at a blood drive hosted by the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery. The XVIII Airborne Corps is identifying Soldiers with blood type O who have low levels of antibodies in their blood. These individuals have the ability to provide an immediate blood donation to an injured person of any blood type that needs a transfusion at or near the point of injury. (U.S. Army photo Eve Meinhardt)

The ability to identify low titer O Soldiers provides a flexible approach to accessing the lifesaving measures that whole blood provides

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Bug Week Fact Sheet Malaria

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Bug Week Fact Sheet Babesia

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Bug Week Fact Sheet Dengue

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New Blood-mobile to aid ASBP Fort Bliss

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Leadership from William Beaumont Army Medical Center, the Fort Bliss Armed Services Blood Program Blood Donor Center, and the El Paso Veteran’s Affairs Health Care System pose for a picture in front of the new blood-mobile that arrived July 2, 2019, at WBAMC. (U.S. Army photo by Amabilia Payen)

Fort Bliss provides about 20 percent of the blood that the Army sends downrange

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New equipment at Camp Lemonnier improves blood storage

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Hospital Corpsmen 2nd Class Andrew Kays (right) and Christi Greenwood (left), deployed with the Expeditionary Medical Facility at Camp Lemonnier, receive training on the Automated Cell Processor 215 while Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Joshua Paddlety from Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy, as part of implementation of the Frozen Blood Program here, March 13, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joe Rullo)

Frozen blood, which is stored at negative 70-degrees Celsius, can be used for up to 10 years

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Giving life through platelet donation

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Air Force Staff Sgt. Rebekah Stover prepares the arm of high-volume donor Charles Dowd for an apheresis session where platelets are removed from his blood at the Armed Services Blood Bank Center at the Madigan Army Medical Center Annex on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington (U.S. Army photo by Ryan Graham)

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