Upcoming blood drives

The following are a few basic requirements that must be met in order to donate blood with the ASBP. In general, donors need to:

• Have not donated blood previously within the last eight weeks.

• Weigh at least 110 pounds.

• Be at least 17 years of age.

• Have been feeling well for at least three days prior to donating.

• Be well hydrated and have eaten something prior to donating.

• Have picture ID and know when/where you have traveled.

• Be able to list the types of medications currently being taken.

Currently scheduled drives include:

• March 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., NEX, Tripler Army Medical Center

• April 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, building 2, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

• April 11 and 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3rd Radio Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii

• April 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1845 Wasp Blvd., Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

(For more information, contact Michelle Lele- Himalaya, Armed Services Blood Program, Tripler Army Medical Center, at 433-6699 or email Michelle.Lele.civ@mail.mil.)

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