U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mike Strickland, 20th Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, sits on a donor bed while making his annual blood donation at a blood drive at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 20, 2017. Approximately 38 percent of the United States population is eligible to donate, but less than 10 percent give per year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)
Taken: 01.20.2017 | Photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn Reaves
Team Shaw members gathered to participate in a blood drive during National Blood Donor Month at the community center here, Jan. 20. The American Red Cross issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors Jan. 4, due to winter weather forcing the cancellation of blood drives in December 2016. “Volunteer donors allow the Red Cross to make blood available to any patients who need it,” said Maya Franklin, Carolinas Red Cross Blood Services external communications manager. “Forty-four thousand pints of blood are needed in the United States each day.” Donors contributed approximately 15 minutes of their time for the actual donation, but took time to be screened before donating. Potential donors registered, read an...
01.20.2017 | SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC, US | Story by Airman 1st Class Kathryn Reaves