Expeditionary Medical Force

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Walking Blood Bank Program Keeps Camp Lemonnier Prepared

In 1914, the first modern blood transfusion was conducted to save Soldiers during World War I. As of 2022, roughly 29 thousand units of blood are needed in the United States every day for lifesaving transfusions. As the only level-2 trauma center in the region, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti’s Expeditionary Medical Facility (CLDJ EMF) is not exempt from this need. Whether it’s for routine surgery or life-saving operations, the most vital resource for the CLDJ EMF mission is blood.
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