The new blood donor center at Fort Leonard Wood took its first donations on Sunday. The new donor center is in Building 759 on the post, where a grand opening ceremony will be held later this month. Carl Norman gives us more information.
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. And in a related item: The General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is sponsoring an Armed Services Blood Program blood drive today from 8 a-m o 1:30 p-m in the MEDDAC Classroom. It is open to everyone 17 years old and older, military or civilian. Everyone who donates will receive a free ASBP t-shirt, some juice and cookies, and a heartfelt thank you. For more information, call 573-596-5385.