Fort Hood WTB Blood Drive Sending Pints to the Battle

By Gloria MontgomeryAugust 2, 2010

Fort Hood Robertson Blood Center tech, Spec. Michael Mejia, begins blood collection from Sgt Terrell Gee, a squad leader with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade. More than 40 blood units were collected July 27 during the WTB's 1st Battalion Blood Drive, hosted by Charlie Company. Staff Sgt. April Martinez, who organized the event, said Fort Hood's Robertson Blood Center representatives said Charlie Company's drive was one of the most successful unit drives ever and had to call for reinforcements because of the blood drive's popularity. Martinez added that Soldiers and staff were eager to donate because it was a way to show support for the community, as well as replenish the blood supply destined for Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.  (Photo by Gloria Montgomery, WTB Public Affairs)
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Hood Robertson Blood Center tech, Spec. Michael Mejia, begins blood collection from Sgt Terrell Gee, a squad leader with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade. More than 40 blood units were collected July 27 during the WTB's 1st Battalion Blood Drive, hosted by Charlie Company. Staff Sgt. April Martinez, who organized the event, said Fort Hood's Robertson Blood Center representatives said Charlie Company's drive was one of the most successful unit drives ever and had to call for reinforcements because of the blood drive's popularity. Martinez added that Soldiers and staff were eager to donate because it was a way to show support for the community, as well as replenish the blood supply destined for Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo by Gloria Montgomery, WTB Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Gloria Montgomery) VIEW ORIGINAL
Warrior Transition Brigade's Sgt. 1st Class Julie Burgin may be Army Strong, but Charlie Companies first sergeant admits being skittish around needles so she tries to relax as Robertson Blood Center tech, Spec. Michael Mejia, preps her vein. More than 40 blood units were collected during the Warrior Transition Brigade's 1st Battalion Blood Drive, hosted by Charlie
Company, July 27. Staff Sgt. April Martinez, who organized the event, said Fort Hood's Robertson Blood Center representatives said Charlie Company's drive was one of the most successful unit drives ever and had to call for reinforcements because of the blood drive's popularity. Martinez added that Soldiers and staff were eager to donate because it was a way to show support for the community, as well as replenish the blood supply destined for Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.  (Photo by Gloria Montgomery, WTB Public Affairs)
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Warrior Transition Brigade's Sgt. 1st Class Julie Burgin may be Army Strong, but Charlie Companies first sergeant admits being skittish around needles so she tries to relax as Robertson Blood Center tech, Spec. Michael Mejia, preps her vein. More than 40 blood units were collected during the Warrior Transition Brigade's 1st Battalion Blood Drive, hosted by Charlie Company, July 27. Staff Sgt. April Martinez, who organized the event, said Fort Hood's Robertson Blood Center representatives said Charlie Company's drive was one of the most successful unit drives ever and had to call for reinforcements because of the blood drive's popularity. Martinez added that Soldiers and staff were eager to donate because it was a way to show support for the community, as well as replenish the blood supply destined for Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo by Gloria Montgomery, WTB Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Gloria Montgomery) VIEW ORIGINAL