Girls Scout blood drives become friendly contest on Okinawa
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Girl Scouts on Okinawa are out for blood.
But don’t worry, they haven’t become vampires. They’re just going to be competing against each other in a series of blood drives scheduled this month in cooperation with the Armed Services Blood Bank Center, according to Tracy Parmer, blood donor recruiter.
“Each troop will compete against each other to see who can get the most donors and pints of blood,” Parmer said. She said she did not know if Girl Scout cookies would be given to those donating blood.
The first Girl Scout blood drive will be on Kadena Air Base at the Girl Scout Hut, 2561 Moore St., on Wednesday.
That will be followed by drives Sept. 13 at Bechtel Elementary School on Camp McTureous, Sept. 20 at a location to be announced on Camp Foster and Sept. 27 at Building 107 on Camp Kinser.
All drives are from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Parmer said.
All publicized blood drives are open to servicemembers, Department of Defense civilians and family members 17 and older.
Parmer said the evening hours for the drives sponsored by the Girl Scouts will enable people unable to make the usual daytime blood drives to take part.
Donors may confirm blood drive dates by visiting www.military blood.dod.mil/okinawa or by phoning the Armed Services Blood Bank Center at DSN 643-7737.
For more information or to schedule a blood drive for your command, contact Parmer at DSN 643-7710 or via e-mail at parmerct@oki10. med.navy.mil.