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Fort Blood Center moving to a new location on post

The Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center staff will move into their newly constructed building on May 6th, allowing people to give blood in a state-of-the-art facility. Final collections at the old donor center in Building 822 will be next Monday, and collections in the new building, Building 759, will begin Sunday, May 9th. A grand opening ceremony for the new facility is set for May 26th at 10 a-m. Construction of the 13-million, 17-thousand square foot facility began September 1st, 2019, and includes amenities such as bedside televisions on the donor chairs, multiple televisions in the donor area for entertainment while donated, and a state-of-the-art blood processing lab. Other than being in a different location, everything about donating blood at the new For Leonard Blood Donor Center will remain the same. Sundays through Tuesdays are collection days for unit-level blood drives, and 8 a-m to noon Wednesdays are reserved for appointments and walk-in donors. The Fort Leonard Wood Blood Donor Center collects blood for the Armed Services Blood Program, the official blood collection and transfusion agency for the Department of Defense.

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