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080930-M-9999S-042.jpg Photo By: Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer

Sep 30, 2008
Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii - Army Sgt. Jennifer Palacios, mobile blood drive noncommissioned officer in charge, locates a vein in the arm of Navy Cmdr. Brent Parks, deputy director of information technology for Joint Interagency Task Force, West, during a blood drive at the Pollock Theatre Sept. 30.::r::::n::The Mobile Blood Drive Unit from Tripler Army Medical Center made their quarterly visit, giving service members the opportunity to save a life. ::r::::n::“Camp Smith is one of our bigger drives,” Palacios said. “We like to schedule it once every quarter, but any blood we collect is good.” ::r::::n::Palacios said the blood collected from the blood drives is shipped to Iraq and Afghanistan weekly, and any remaining blood is stored at Tripler. ::r::::n::Staff Sgt. Trinity Lizalde, embark chief for U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, explained his donation was made for more than a good cause. ::r::::n::“My son has cancer and has blood transfers at least once a month,” Lizalde said. “It’s the least I can do.”::r::::n::


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