An Armed Services Blood
Program (ASBP) blood drive will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 13 at building 1668, the old Fort McCoy Post Exchange.
The drive is open to
everyone in the Fort McCoy community who meets donor standards,
including the public. The Fort Benning, Ga.,
Medical Department Activity is helping to sponsor the blood drive.
The ASBP is different from
other programs because it is the only one operated by the military —
for the military’s needs.
It was established more
than 50 years ago and is operated under the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The ASBP collects blood
from all servicemembers, government employees, military family members
and retirees, and supplies it to military medical treatment facilities
at home and to troops deployed worldwide. There are 19 blood donor
centers in the United States and one each in Germany, Guam, Japan and
Appointments for ASBP blood
drives can be made online at anytime.
Go to the ASBP Web site at http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil
and click on the icon on the left side of the page "give blood
now." Interested donors will be
required to enter the ZIP code for their blood drive, which is 54656
for the Fort McCoy blood drive. Appointments can be made at
Fort McCoy for times between 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Motorists entering Fort
McCoy from locations off post are required to show photo
For more information, interested personnel
in the Fort McCoy community also can contact Staff Sgt. Alexander
Crocker at (608) 388-9512 or military cell telephone at (608)