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The United States Air Force Academy is ready for blood donors! From Sept. 10-12, the Academy will hold its annual three-day Armed Services Blood Program blood drive in Arnold Hall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

The Academy's goal is to raise 1,200 units over the three days. All blood donated goes directly to ill or injured service members, veterans and their families worldwide. From the time the blood is donated, the blood will be in theater within one week to help an injured soldier, sailor, airman or Marine.

All blood types are welcome; however, in order to donate, you must:

· Weigh at least 110 pounds
· Be at least 17 years old
· Have been feeling well for at least three days
· Be well hydrated
· Have eaten prior to donating
· Have a state or federal form of photo identification
· Specific conditions and activities may prevent a potential donor from being eligible to donate. A list of the most common reasons why a donor may not be able to donate can be found at the website below.

To find out more about the Armed Services Blood Program or to schedule an appointment, please visit:

NOTE: News media members interested in attending this blood drive must notify the Academy Public Affairs Office. Please call (719) 333-7647, 7593, 7639, 7608 or (719) 330-5914.