Armed Services Blood Program at Fort Bliss

Armed Services Blood Program at Fort Bliss The Armed Services Blood Program is the official military blood program. Donate blood to the Armed Services Blood Program so you can directly help our service members!
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Blood Drive today at Freedom Crossing.  Come out and donate and get $25 gift card!!! Hope to see everyone there!!!
09/15/2020

Blood Drive today at Freedom Crossing. Come out and donate and get $25 gift card!!! Hope to see everyone there!!!

The Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center is conducting a three day blood drive at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, AZ.  We will...
08/18/2020

The Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center is conducting a three day blood drive at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, AZ. We will be collecting Convalescent Plasma as well as whole blood. Please come to the Bryant Fitness Center between 0800 and 1500 and give the gift of life. We are also offering a $25 E-Card for EVERY one who donates either Plasma or Blood. Hope to see you all there!!!!

Armed Services Blood Program at Fort Bliss's cover photo
08/04/2020

Armed Services Blood Program at Fort Bliss's cover photo

The Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center will be conducting blood drives at Freedom Crossing Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday th...
07/15/2020

The Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center will be conducting blood drives at Freedom Crossing Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week from 1000-1430.

All units collected will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies to find potential candidates who may be eligible to donate Convalescent Plasma.

All the plasma collected will go to help those patients at WBAMC who are affected with the virus.

Please give the gift of life and DONATE!!!

NEW ELIGIBILITY UPDATES!!!!!!!Malaria risk areas have now been reduces from 12 months to 3 months.  That is to include d...
07/15/2020

NEW ELIGIBILITY UPDATES!!!!!!!

Malaria risk areas have now been reduces from 12 months to 3 months. That is to include deployments to Afghanistan and Korea!!!!

If you are healthy and willing, please come to donor center located at 2489 Ricker Road (across from ACS) or call at 915-742-6365.

Please give the gift of life and donate!!!!!

All services members who have been stationed in Germany for more than five years are NOW ELIGIBLE TO DONATE with the Arm...
07/14/2020

All services members who have been stationed in Germany for more than five years are NOW ELIGIBLE TO DONATE with the Armed Services Blood Program!!!!

Please call the donor center at 915-742-6365 to make an appointment or we accept walk-ins from 0830-1530. The donor center is located at 2489 Ricker Road (between the ACS building and Pizza Hut). Give the gift of life and DONATE!!!

07/10/2020

ATTENTION!!!!!

The DoD has came out with new guidance regarding blood donations. GERMANY IS NO LONGER A DEFERRAL!!! We encourage all those who were previously deferred due to their time in Germany to please call the donor center at 915-742-6365 and make an appointment. We also take walk-ins from 0830-1530!!!!!

Below is the new guidance:

**Donors need to eat a good meal and drink plenty of liquids prior to donating.**

WEIGHT: Must weigh at least 116 pounds.

AGE: Minors (as defined by the state) must have written parental consent. Age 17 in the military is accepted.

PREVIOUS BLOOD DONATION: Single unit whole blood donation, must wait 56 days since previous donation.
Double unit whole blood donation, must wait 16 weeks since last donation.
Platelet donation must wait 2 days since last donation.
Plasma donation must wait 4 weeks since last donation.

PREGNANCY: Must wait 6 weeks after delivery or termination of pregnancy.

COLD/FLU: Must be free of cold and flu symptoms for 72 hours.

ANTIBIOTICS: Acceptable if for acne. Must wait 72 hours after completion for all other medical conditions.

DENTAL PROCEDURES: Must wait 24 hours after routine check-up, dental cleanings, and fillings.
Must wait 72 hours after tooth extractions, root canals, and oral surgery.

TRAVEL:

KOREA: North of Seoul – In country less than 5 years, must wait 3 months after departure.
Seoul and South of Seoul – Acceptable to donate. (Also North of Seoul for day trips ≤24 hours.)
In country 5 years or more continuously, must wait 3 years after departure.

UNITED KINGDOM: Total time spent between 1980 and 1996 must not be 3 months or more in the UK countries of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar, or the Falkland Islands.

FRANCE AND IRELAND: Total time spent between 1980 and 2001 must not be 5 years or more. Time spent in Ireland does NOT include time spent in Northern Ireland (UK).

MALARIAL ENDEMIC COUNTRIES: Afghanistan – must wait 3 months after departure from country. Ask staff which other countries are malarial endemic.

TATTOOS AND PERMANENT MAKEUP: Accept if 7 days from the date of the tattoo, completely healed, and performed at a licensed facility using sterile/single-use needles and ink that has not been reused within the following states/territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington (State), West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
*All other states/territories and areas outside the U.S. must wait 3 months.*

PIERCINGS: Body alterations must wait 3 months. Ear and body piercings are acceptable if done with single-use equipment. Ear/body piercings done with non-sterile or non-single use equipment must wait 3 months.

IMMUNIZATIONS:
Accept immediately if symptom-free: Anthrax, Flu (spray or injection), Hepatitis A, Gardasil (Human Papillomavirus or HPV), Meningococcal, Pertussis, Plague, Pneumococcal, Polio (injection), Tetanus, Typhoid (injection)
Allergy shots – Must wait 24 hours.
PPD (TB skin test) – Accept if no redness or swelling, part of basic health screening, or negative reading at 48-72 hours.
Hepatitis B, Heptavax – Must wait 72 hours if not given for exposure.
Mumps, Polio (oral), Rubeola, Yellow Fever – Must wait 2 weeks.
Rubella (German measles), MMR, Varicella Zoster (Chickenpox) – Must wait 4 weeks.
Smallpox – Acceptable if 21 days from immunization or scab has spontaneously separated, whichever is longer, as long as no other symptoms or complications.
All other immunizations – Check with staff.

The Blood Donor Center at Fort Bliss is now testing ALL blood donations for COVID anti-bodies.  Everyone is encouraged t...
07/07/2020

The Blood Donor Center at Fort Bliss is now testing ALL blood donations for COVID anti-bodies. Everyone is encouraged to please call the donor center at 742-6365 to make an appointment or feel free to walk in anytime from 0800-1530, The donor center is located at 2489 Ricker Road (next to ACS and the Pizza Hut). Please give the gift of life and DONATE!!!!

Armed Services Blood Program at Fort Bliss's cover photo
07/07/2020

Armed Services Blood Program at Fort Bliss's cover photo

The Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center is now collecting Convalescant Plasma.  If you are interested in donating and have bee...
06/15/2020

The Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center is now collecting Convalescant Plasma. If you are interested in donating and have been symptom free for AT LEAST 14 days, please call the donor center at 915-742-6365 to make an appointment. All plasma that is collected will go to help positive COVID patients at WBAMC and across the DoD.

The Fort Bliss Donor Center is in DIRE need of O blood types.  Please come to 2489 Ricker Road (next to the ACS building...
06/15/2020

The Fort Bliss Donor Center is in DIRE need of O blood types. Please come to 2489 Ricker Road (next to the ACS building) between the hours of 0830-1500. Please give the gift of life and donate!!!!

Blood Drive today at the CONUS Replacement Center.See you all there!!!!
04/30/2020

Blood Drive today at the CONUS Replacement Center.

See you all there!!!!

Friendly reminder about the todays blood drive at Freedom Crossing! All those who are willing and healthy, please come a...
04/27/2020

Friendly reminder about the todays blood drive at Freedom Crossing! All those who are willing and healthy, please come and donate to help support the blood bank at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program. Please give the gift of life and DONATE!!!

Greetings everyone! Since we have recieved such great support, we are going to conduct more blood drives at Freedcom Cro...
04/24/2020

Greetings everyone! Since we have recieved such great support, we are going to conduct more blood drives at Freedcom Crossing next week. All those who are willing healthy we are asking that you come and please donate blood. All blood collected will go to support William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program.

Below are links so that donors can make appointments.
If anyone has questions feel free to reach out our recruiter Deylon Douglass at 915-892-9245 or via email at [email protected].

Monday April 27, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=88187&opidh=AD7837676D01C9FF82EF3E7F9A70BAA4&idt=43945.3097222

Tuesday April 28, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=88188&opidh=6CBC67BAE1A7CAD20CB53A34E62333ED&idt=43945.3120023

Reminder about todays blood drive at Freedcom Crossing!!!  All those who are willing and healthy, please come out and do...
04/21/2020

Reminder about todays blood drive at Freedcom Crossing!!! All those who are willing and healthy, please come out and donate blood to help support the blood bank at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program. Give the gift of life and DONATE!!!

Friendly reminder about the blood drive today at Freedom Crossing from 1000-1400.  All those who are healthy and willing...
04/20/2020

Friendly reminder about the blood drive today at Freedom Crossing from 1000-1400. All those who are healthy and willing to donate, please come today and help contribute to the blood supply at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and for the Armed Services Blood Program. All those who came out to support last week, THANK YOU!!! Hopefully we see in you in 56 days when you are eligible to donate. For those who were not able to make it out today, we will be there tomorrow as well. Below is a link for those who would like to make an appointment. If anyone has any questions regarding donating please reach out to our recruiter Deylon Douglass. He can be reached at 915-892-9245 or via email at [email protected]. Please give the gift of life and donate.

Tuesday April 21, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=88094&opidh=1CDD85AF9C45313577D6BABA03743DAB&idt=43938.4838426

There was such a great support with this weeks blood drive at Freedom Crossing that we are going to continue it next wee...
04/17/2020

There was such a great support with this weeks blood drive at Freedom Crossing that we are going to continue it next week and expand the hours. We are asking that all willing and healthy donors to please come and donate. All donations go to support the blood supply for William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program. Please give the gift of life, Below are links to make appointments.

Monday April 20, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=88093&opidh=36EB89059AF7EB68B019845B55774512&idt=43938.481169

Tuesday April 21, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=88094&opidh=1CDD85AF9C45313577D6BABA03743DAB&idt=43938.4838426

Day 2 of the mobile blood drive at Freedom Crossing was amazing! Thank you to everyone who came out and donated blood to...
04/15/2020

Day 2 of the mobile blood drive at Freedom Crossing was amazing! Thank you to everyone who came out and donated blood to support William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program!!!!

Happy Friday!!!!!Friendly reminder about the blood drive at Freedom Crossing Monday and Tuesday from 1100-1400 in the pa...
04/10/2020

Happy Friday!!!!!

Friendly reminder about the blood drive at Freedom Crossing Monday and Tuesday from 1100-1400 in the parking lot. We are inviting all healthy and willing donors to come out and give the gift of life. All the blood collected will go to supply William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program. Appointments are filling up fast so please make yours via the links below:

Monday April 13, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=87925&opidh=0512CB174C1C2A74BE90AD347F72DA0A&idt=43928.3513079

Tuesday April 14, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=87926&opidh=CD1124493DD767D8C64C604CABE8B383&idt=43928.3558681

Friendly reminder about the blood drive at Freedom Crossing Monday and Tuesday from 1100-1400 in the parking lot.  We ar...
04/09/2020

Friendly reminder about the blood drive at Freedom Crossing Monday and Tuesday from 1100-1400 in the parking lot. We are inviting all healthy and willing donors to come out and give the gift of life. All the blood collected will go to supply William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program. Please stop by or make an appointment via links below.

Monday April 13, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=87925&opidh=0512CB174C1C2A74BE90AD347F72DA0A&idt=43928.3513079

Tuesday April 14, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=87926&opidh=CD1124493DD767D8C64C604CABE8B383&idt=43928.3558681

The Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center is hosting a blood drive at Freedom Crossing in the brand new bloodmobile.  This is th...
04/08/2020

The Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center is hosting a blood drive at Freedom Crossing in the brand new bloodmobile. This is the first time the bloodmobile is being used for a blood drive on Fort Bliss. Below are links so that donors can make appointments. Any questions please contact me at 915-892-9245 or via email at [email protected].

Monday April 13, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=87925&opidh=0512CB174C1C2A74BE90AD347F72DA0A&idt=43928.3513079

Tuesday April 14, 2020
http://www.militarydonor.com/index.cfm?group=op&step=2&opid=87926&opidh=CD1124493DD767D8C64C604CABE8B383&idt=43928.3558681

Due to all blood drives being cancelled until further notice, we are asking donors to come to the donor center to donate...
04/06/2020

Due to all blood drives being cancelled until further notice, we are asking donors to come to the donor center to donate. The blood supply for William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program is critically low. All those who are willing and healthy, please call 742-6365 or come to donor center located at 2489 Ricker Road between ACS and the bowling alley. We are in dire need of donors. If you can, please come and give the gift of life.

Due to all blood drives being cancelled until further notice, we are asking donors to come to the donor center to donate...
04/03/2020

Due to all blood drives being cancelled until further notice, we are asking donors to come to the donor center to donate. The blood supply for William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Armed Services Blood Program is critically low. All those who are willing and healthy, please call 742-6365 or come to donor center located at 2489 Ricker Road between ACS and the bowling alley. We are in dire need of donors. If you can, please come and give the gift of life.

Due to all blood drives being cancelled until further notice, we are asking donors to come to the donor center to donate...
04/02/2020

Due to all blood drives being cancelled until further notice, we are asking donors to come to the donor center to donate. The blood supply for WBAMC and the Armed Services Blood Program is critically low. All those who are willing and healthy, please call (742-6365) or come to donor center located at 2489 Ricker Road (between ACS and the bowling alley. We are in dire need of donors. If you can, please come and give the gift of life.

More information about donating and COVID-19
04/02/2020

More information about donating and COVID-19

Please come to the donor center located at 2489 Ricker Road (across from ACS) or call 742-6365 to make an appointment.We...
04/02/2020

Please come to the donor center located at 2489 Ricker Road (across from ACS) or call 742-6365 to make an appointment.
We are in DIRE need of donors. All blood types are welcome, but we are targeting O Post and O Neg for mission requirements. Please give the gift of life and donate.

Armed Services Blood Program at Fort Bliss's cover photo
04/02/2020

Armed Services Blood Program at Fort Bliss's cover photo

The blood supply is critically low.  We are asking that all willing and healthy people come to the donor center and plea...
04/01/2020

The blood supply is critically low. We are asking that all willing and healthy people come to the donor center and please donate. All blood drives have been cancelled and we are relying soley on walk-ins from our military and civilians on and around the Fort Bliss area. Please give the gift of life.

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Over the past week, blood centers throughout the country are experiencing a significant drop in donations which is limiting the ability for the nation’s blood supply to be adequately replenished.

“We need people to prevent the blood supply from getting depleted. We need it not to get to the point that surgeries are having to get canceled.” That’s something we absolutely do not want to have happen. To ensure an adequate blood supply we need people to come out and donate blood”, said Dr. Marks.
The coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process or from attending blood drives.

“It is safe to donate blood,” said Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D. Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Part of preparedness includes a robust blood supply. Healthy individuals should schedule an appointment to donate today to ensure that blood is available for those patients who need it,” said Giroir.

Blood centers are regulated by the FDA and must follow specific guidelines to ensure safe blood is available for patients at all times.
The comments from the federal agencies come as the entire blood banking community is uniting in urging people to donate blood and for organizations to keep hosting blood drives.
“Blood donors are needed now more than ever. We cannot wait for the situation to intensify further before taking action.

The blood supply cannot be taken for granted and the coronavirus only heightens the need for a ready blood supply,” said Kate Fry, chief executive officer of America’s Blood Centers, the organization that represents close to 50 blood centers throughout the U.S. and Canada who collect close to 60% of the nation’s blood supply.

“Blood drives across the country are being canceled. This is going to end up in an unprecedented situation if we’re not careful,” said Chris Hrouda, president of Biomedical Services for the American Red Cross. “We are doing everything in our power to ensure that we don’t get to a critical level of the blood supply. If we continue to see blood drives cancel, we are going to reach a level of inventory of which we haven’t seen in the past,” said Hrouda.

“Blood is an essential part of health care and the need for blood is constant,” said Debra BenAvram, CEO of AABB, the association that accredits the majority of blood banks in the United States. “In the United States, a patient is treated with a blood transfusion every two seconds. This is only possible through the generosity of our country’s volunteer blood donors. They are the heroes who make lifesaving treatment a reality,” said BenAvram.

The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP), the official blood collector of the U.S. Military, is also echoing the call of its civilian counterparts. “As the U.S. Military’s official blood program, we always have a mission to stand ready. We are asking if you are able and eligible, consider donating. Take the time to help us stand mission-ready,” said Colonel Audra L. Taylor, ASBP Division Chief, Combat Support, Defense Health Agency.

The FDA has reiterated that there have been no reported or suspected cases of transfusion-transmitted coronavirus and the virus poses no known risk to patients receiving blood transfusions.

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Bldg 2489 (Ricker Road)
El Paso, TX
79920

General information

About The Armed Services Blood Program is the official military blood program. Donated blood is sent to Afghanistan for our injured service members. Fort Bliss sends 20% of the blood collected here to Afghanistan. We rely on our healthy donors to supply our blood bank. O- is the universal blood donor and makes up 7% of the population. Please donate every 56 days! AB- is the rarest blood type with only 1% of the population. If you are AB+ or AB-, we encourage you to donate blood every 56 days! The Blood Donor Center is in need of platelet donors. Platelets are the clotting factor in your blood that stops the bleeding. You can donate platelets every 2 weeks. Call the Blood Donor Center to make an appointment. 742-6365.

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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(915) 742-6365

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