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Fort Benning to break ground on new blood donor center

From the Fort Benning Office of Public Affairs 

FORT BENNING, GA – The Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence and The Armed Services Blood Program will break ground for a new blood donor center at 10 a.m. on 24 May. 

The site of the new facility is located at the corner of Second Infantry Division Road and Moye Road.  The 7.8 million dollar facility will be built on Sand Hill and will more than triple the size of the current location. 

The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is the official U.S. military blood program.

Providing an opportunity for service members, their Families, and DOD civilians to support our military in a definitive, meaningful way, the ASBP is a direct connection between those who give and the sick and injured who need their help.

IAP-Leopardo will build the 20,000 square foot building that will be a flagship for the Army Blood Program. 

The new facility will allow the collection, processing, storage and distribution over 25,000 blood products yearly for overseas contingency operations, military treatment facilities, and Department of Defense beneficiaries.

"This new facility is a direct reflection of the dedication and commitment of Fort Benning, the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Martin Army Community Hospital and the Armed Services Blood Program to provide blood products to our warriors and family members, both locally and worldwide." said Major Matthew Swingholm, Director of the Fort Benning Blood Donor Center.

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