The following articles were recently posted on Health.mil:
Blood and blood products cannot be stored indefinitely. For the safety of recipients, red blood cells must be used within 35-42 days after collection depending on the anticoagulant and preservative used. Platelets have an even shorter shelf life and must be used within five days after collection. Because blood may be needed at any time, it must be collected regularly. Medical and travel restrictions can keep even the most passionate donors from rolling up their sleeves. This is where regular donors, like retired Army Lt. Col. Christopher Rizzo and Army Lt. Col. Timothy Wolfe come in.
Full story: www.health.mil/News/Articles/
2015/02/27/Regular-Donors- Continually-Saving-Lives-at- the-Pentagon
The DoD Patient Safety Program is once again ready to celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week! From 8 through 15 March, 2015 – our team will join the National Patient Safety Foundation, in recognizing your commitment to patient safety, your staff, patients and Military Treatment Facility.
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