NEWS | Oct. 25, 2011

Save a wounded warrior - Nov. 5

By Petty Officer 1st Class Jennifer Hudson Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Thousands of donated blood units have been used over the years to save the lives of service members - the lives of Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers and Marines who have been wounded fighting for our country.

Now you can help save a life by donating blood at the Naval Operational Support Center Blood Drive, Nov. 5. NOSC is located on Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station directly behind the Army Reserve Center. The blood drive hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All blood will be sent to the Armed Services Blood Program which plays a key role in providing quality blood products for service members and their families, in both peace and war. As a joint operation among the military services, the ASBP collects, processes, stores, distributes and transfuses blood worldwide, reaching thousands of service members all around the world.

According to the ASBP website, every person can save approximately three lives with one single donation. Blood and blood products are used for patients of all ages for a variety of reasons, from cancer to injuries.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Petty Officer 1st Class Dave Halopoff at 597-0556 or e-mail him at dfhalopoff@jaspercountysc.gov