Getting Blood to Service Members Closer to the Point of Injury Can Help Save Lives; Learn How the Armed Services Blood Program Is Doing This

Courtesy of U.S. Air Force (Airman 1st Class Tenley Long)

U.S. Armed Forces face some unique challenges when it comes to blood and blood products. In a joint AABB/Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) workshop, Captain Roland Fahie, MSC, USN, Director of ASBP is leading a can’t-miss session that will provide insight into these challenges and solutions, including how to get blood to injured soldiers faster than ever. Program leaders, including those from the Combatant Commands, will describe ongoing wartime — and humanitarian — blood program support. What are the operations and reach of the program, and how are research and development bringing blood and blood products closer to the point of injury? What are the major developments in the program? Speakers will also provide insight into its strategic business objectives. But you have to be there to find out the answers to these questions.

The workshop, Leading and Transforming Transfusion Medicine Around the World in Peacetime and at War, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8, from 2-5:30 p.m., in room 20D of the San Diego Convention Center.



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