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Home News Face of Defense: Medic Learns Benefits of Blood Donations

Face of Defense: Medic Learns Benefits of Blood Donations

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – San Antonio Military Medical Center officials at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas encourage people to donate to the Armed Services Blood Program, because the blood directly supports warfighters downrange as well as trauma and burn patients there and other military treatment facilities and Veterans Affairs facilities.





“Whether it’s a trauma patient, burn patient or one of our patients up in the bone marrow transplant unit who needs blood, we need blood every day,” said Mark Salcedo, a blood donor recruiter and public affairs specialist at the medical center’s Akeroyd Blood Donor Center. “Whether it’s here in San Antonio, downrange, wherever, we want to make sure our patients have what they need when they need it. That can only happen when we have blood donors. Thank you to the ones who come in to make sure our patients have what they need, and we invite those who are considering donating.” Read More


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