Blood bank has ‘urgent’ donor need
The Armed Services Blood Bank Center is calling for eligible donors to give blood Wednesday at Camp Courtney or Nov. 15 at Camp Hansen.
A Marine Corps news release said the need for all blood types is “urgent.”
The Camp Courtney drive will be at the Courtney Chapel, and the Nov. 15 drive will be at Building 2864 on Camp Hansen. Both will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
People are ineligible to donate if they have:
Been to Iraq/Afghanistan in the past 12 monthsReturned from the area north of Seoul within the past two years.Lived in Europe for six months or longer or the United Kingdom for three months or longer from 1980 to 1996.Spent time in Eastern or Western Europe — excluding the United Kingdom — or the Middle East from 1980 to present for a cumulative period of five years.Traveled recently to a malaria-endemic area.Donated blood during the past 56 daysHad a tattoo, body piercing, acupuncture or blood-product transfusion within the past 12 monthsA history of hepatitis after age 11.Any history of cancer.Ever engaged in high-risk behavior or have had intimate contact with anyone at risk for AIDS.Been pregnant in the past six weeks.Ineligible donors may still register at either drive for the C.W. Young Department of Defense Bone Marrow Registry, according to the release. Anyone from age 18 to 60 can register, which requires a swab of saliva from your cheek, the release said.
For more information, call Tracy Parmer at DSN 643-7710, or e-mail Tracy.Parmer@med.navy.mil.