This session will provide audience members with insight into the ongoing military blood program’s efforts and support of worldwide operations. Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) Leadership will explain how the Blood Donor Centers and Transfusion Services are continuously maintaining support for the Combatant Commands and deploying forces with evolving roles and responsibilities in the military’s health system such as providing COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma. Military blood community experts will discuss the status of comparability initiatives to strengthen the resource availability worldwide for service members stationed abroad. The session will end with the Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony presentation, which honors awardees for lifelong, transformative contributions to the ASBP.
Update on the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) current operations domestically and overseas and define efforts to enhance blood product support for the warfighter.
Discuss ASBP Transfusion Services utilization of information systems to standardize processes across the enterprise and the implementation of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma collections to support the Military Health System.
Discuss the importance and impact of blood product comparability initiatives to strengthen resource availability worldwide.