733 AMS Pacesetter Post Memorial Day Blood Drive

by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel, 18th Wing Public Affairs
Kadena Air Base

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 733rd Air Mobility Squadron hosted a Pacesetter post Memorial Day blood drive at the passenger terminal here sponsored by the Armed Services Blood Bank Center from May 29.

One pint of blood can save up to three lives and the blood drive is a way for military members to help give to those in need.

"Not everybody fights in wars," said Tech. Sgt. Rolando Marsh, 733rd AMS flight line expeditor. "This is our way of trying to help the wounded warriors who do."

Marsh said, the donated blood doesn't just go to the war-fighting cause; it helps in a number of other ways.

"The blood doesn't only go to the wounded warriors," said Marsh. "It goes to exercises in the region and also if the Nepal relief still needs blood, then some of it will go there as well."

Although there are guidelines that dictate whether or not a person is eligible to donate blood, and many service members may have been deferred from donating in the past, that doesn't mean they can't try again.

If you have any further questions or concerns contact the Armed Services Blood Bank Center at 646-9939.

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