The Armed Services Blood Program is the official blood program of the Department of Defense and provides quality blood products and support to military healthcare operations worldwide. It is comprised of integrated blood and blood product support systems and operational elements of the Defense Health Agency, the Military Services, and the Combatant Commands. This session will focus on novel blood product research and development initiatives and new program initiatives in support of operational readiness. The session will close with the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award presentation, which honors an awardee for lifelong transformative contributions to the Armed Services Blood Program.
Identify novel blood product research and development initiatives in support of operational readiness.
Relate Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP) current efforts to improve the medical capability and capacity of blood products provided.
State global health engagement efforts in European and Pacific theaters.
MLS (ASCP) SBB,
Chief, Armed Services Blood Program Division,
Defense Health Agency, Dept of Defense