Air Force Medical Service Art

Medical Airmen, volunteers keep blood supply flowing
Staff Sgt. Jasmine Gates, 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron aeromedical evacuation technician, labels boxes used to transport blood in the Blood Transshipment Center (BTC) Jan. 9, 2019, at Al Udeid Air Base Qatar. Gates volunteered time to assist Airmen at the BTC in preparing blood products for transport. The BTC is comprised of a four-person team that orchestrates the flow of blood and platelet products to 72 forward operating locations and eight mobile field surgical teams throughout U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)