CAMP LESTER, Okinawa — The Armed Services Blood Bank has scheduled three blood drives on Okinawa for this week.

All published blood drives are open to servicemembers, Department of Defense civilians and family members 17 years old and older.

The first blood drive will be held Tuesday on Camp Foster at Building 206 from 8 a.m. to noon. The second drive is scheduled for Camp Schwab in Building 1020 on Wednesday, also from 8 a.m. to noon. The last drive will be at the USO on Kadena Air Base on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

While mission requirements may prompt the blood drive cancellation or rescheduling, donors may confirm a specific drive as it draws near by going to, and clicking on “Info for Patients and Community,” then “Blood Donor Program,” or by calling the Armed Services Blood Bank Center at 643-7737.

For more information, or to schedule a blood drive for your command, call the center at 643-7710 or 7737.

You may donate blood if you:

have not donated blood in the past 57 days;weigh at least 110 pounds;are in good health; andare at least 17 years old.You may not donate blood if you:

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