Everyone can get fit and save a life at the same time Tuesday by donating blood at Davidson Fitness Center’s monthly Armed Services Blood Program blood drive on Court 1.
The drive runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to everyone — military or civilian — who is 17 years old and older. All donors will receive a free ASBP t-shirt, juice and cookies, and a heart-felt thank you.
DFC and the Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center have partnered to make donating opportunities more regular and accessible. These partnership drives are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month on DFC’s Court 1.
“Every hour of every day someone, somewhere, needs blood,” said Capt. Patrick Kaer, Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center officer in charge. “By having the drive at Davidson, you can stop by and donate after your workout and not have to worry about finding another time to donate. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Potential blood donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old and feeling well for the past three days. They must also be well hydrated and have eaten something before donating.
Those wanting to donate should bring a list of foreign countries traveled to — be sure to include when, where and for how long — and a photo ID.
The Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center collects blood for the Armed Services Blood Program, the official blood collection agency for the Department of Defense. Blood collected at this drive will go directly to medical facilities in Afghanistan and other overseas contingency areas, as well as military hospitals on installations throughout the Department of Defense.
It’s the ASBP’s mission to make sure that blood is available to medical providers, but that can’t be done without volunteer donors.
For more information, e-mail Carl Norman, Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center donor recruiter, at email@example.com.
For more information about the Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center, call 573.596.5385. For more about the Armed Services Blood Program visit www.militaryblood.dod.mil.