Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drive Tuesday And Wednesday At Fort Wood

The Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center says collecting blood over the Christmas-through-New Year’s break is much harder than the rest of the year because most of the center’s donor pool is away for the holidays.
Anyone who has access to Fort Leonard Wood can donate as long as they weigh at least 116 pounds, are at least 17 years old and have been feeling well for at least three days before donating. It’s also recommended that donors be well hydrated and eat something beforehand.
The Fort Leonard Wood community can donate blood to the Armed Services Blood Program on Wednesday of this week from 8 a-m to 4 p-m at the Blood Donor Center located in Building 759.
There is actually an ASBP blood drive Tuesday from 8 a-m to 3 p-m, hosted by the Main Exchange in the mall area near the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Pharmacy.
All donors will receive a free ASBP T-shirt, juice and cookies, and a heart-felt thank you. Those completing their third donation with the ASBP will receive a Certificate of Achievement worth five promotion points. Additionally, civilian employee regulations encourage blood donations to the ASBP, allowing up to four hours excused absence to recuperate and travel to and from the donation site.