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Armed Services Blood Program

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The Armed Services Blood Program - also known as the Military Blood Program - is the official military provider of blood products to U.S. armed forces.

As a joint operation among the military services (Army, Navy, Air Force), the ASBP:

  • Provides quality blood products for service members, veterans and their families in both peace and war.
  • Collects, processes, stores, distributes, and transfuses blood worldwide.
  • Work closely with our civilian counterparts in times of need.

ASBP Spotlight

Spotlight-Testimonial from retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills .

Need for Blood is Constant

Blood and blood products are used for patients of all ages for many reasons—from cancer patients to those with battlefield injuries, military members and their families depend on blood donors every day. Your donation can save:

  • A service member injured in action
  • A child with cancer
  • A family member in need of heart surgery

It's easy to save lives! By committing to give blood at least once a season, you help ensure that blood is available when it is needed most.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What do I need to bring to my blood donation appointment?

 

2. Can civilians donate blood to the ASBP?

 

3. Who does an ASBP donation go to?

For more FAQs, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.opens Health.mil

2023 update: Find information about the recent FDA update to the Individual Donor Assessment Screening in the Individual Donor Assessment Screening FAQs.

Can I donate?

Use this convenient donation calculator to determine the next time you are eligible to donate blood, platelets, or plasma.

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