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18th SFS hosts first-ever blood drive

Men and women conduct a blood drive.

U.S. Navy Seaman operate a blood drive in the 18th Security Forces Squadron July 30, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. This was the first ever blood drive hosted by the 18th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Rhett Isbell)

A man holds a bag of blood in the foreground, while a woman draws blood in the background.

U.S. Navy Seaman Blakley Jones, U.S. Pacific Command Armed Services Blood Bank Center corpsman, inspects a pint of blood before storing it July 30, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The standard donation is one pint of blood per donor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Rhett Isbell)

A woman lies down, while a man and woman draws her blood.

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Jasmine Tummings, U.S. Pacific Command Armed Services Blood Bank Center corpsman, inserts a needle into the arm of a blood donor with the assistance of U.S. Navy Seaman Blakley Jones, U.S. PACOM ASBBC corpsman, July 30, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The blood drive gave base members an opportunity to directly contribute to the well-being of others in potentially life-threatening situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Rhett Isbell)

An arm has a needle inserted into it.

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Jasmine Tummings, U.S. Pacific Command Armed Services Blood Bank Center corpsman, inserts a needle into the arm of a blood donor July 30, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. If a donor’s iron is found to be too low they are unable to donate blood. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Rhett Isbell)

A man inserts a needle into a woman's arm.

U.S. Navy Seaman Blakley Jones, U.S. Pacific Command Armed Services Blood Bank Center corpsman, inserts a needle into the arm of a blood donor July 30, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Blood donors were given free snacks and drinks to help them recover. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airmen Rhett Isbell)

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