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  • Medical Airmen, volunteers keep blood supply flowing

    Al Udeid Air Base’s Blood Transshipment Center is a one of a kind place. While it is the only blood transshipment center in U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, it also houses one of the few missions on base that regularly uses volunteers from other career fields.
  • First cold storage platelet unit collected in Southwest Asia

    The apheresis collection team stationed in Southwest Asia collected their first cold storage platelet, or CSP, unit Aug. 16 for shipment. Requirements for CSP are less rigorous than room temperature platelets, allowing the Armed Services Blood Program to expand its mission and provide platelets to areas they were previously unable to reach.
  • CJTH Blood Bank provides life force in trauma

    Life-saving platelet transfusions are needed every day by injured service members and patients with life-threatening injuries.
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