Upcoming blood drives

Tripler Army Medical Center Blood Donor Center has updated its schedule of upcoming blood drives as part of the Armed Services Blood Donor Program (ASBP). Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online, call to make an appointment, and check www.militaryblood. dod.mil for the latest information.

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

Currently scheduled drives include:

• 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.

• Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2293 Victor Wharf Access Road, bldg. 992, SPAWAR Hawaii.

• Aug. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., PX, Schofield Barracks. • Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., NEX, Tripler Army Medical Center.

• Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, building 683, Schofield Barracks.

(For more information, call 433-6699 or 433-6148 or email michelle.lele@amedd.army.mil.)

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