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Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2012

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A Very Caring Coordinator

In honor of National Blood Donor Month, the 14th Combat Support Hospital hosted an Armed Services Blood Program, and their motto, “First to Care,” really shone through.

Capt. Lakesha Williams, a preventative health nurse with Martin Army Community Hospital, coordinated the drive. She sent out flyers and emails and arranged a timeline for each subordinate unit to donate. Because of her motivation the drive was a huge success collecting more than 100 units of blood.

“It was important for the 14th Combat Support Hospital team to donate blood so we could do our part to help Soldiers and Family members ensure potentially life-saving blood is available should the need arise,” Williams said. “Donating blood gives us a personal satisfaction knowing that our one pint of blood can save up to three lives.”

One of the first donors of the drive was Col. William Drennon, commander of the hospital, and it was a great indication of how the day would progress.

To find out more about the Armed Services Blood Program or to schedule an appointment, visit www.militaryblood.dod.mil. To interact directly with some of our staff or to get the latest news, visit www.facebook.com/militaryblood.

— Rick Lumzy ASBP Blood Donor recruiter

Thank you VFW Post 665

The 203rd Brigade Support Battalion thanks Franky Hicks, David Pulliam and the Veterans of Foreign Wars-Post 665 for the charitable donation of toys.

Your assistance provided smiles and happiness to the children of the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion Families. Your donation shows how much you care about serving our veterans, the military and our communities.

— Lt. Col. Monica L. Burnhauser and Command Sgt. Maj. Willie C. Washington II 203rd Brigade Support Battalion

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