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Combined JTFC-HOA stands up East Africa’s first blood storage and distribution center

Combined JTFC-HOA stands up East Africa’s first blood storage and distribution center

U.S. Army Master Sgt. Malika Sharif, Surgeon Cell senior enlisted leader with the Medical Logistics Center at Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), collects a unit of frozen blood for thawing to begin deglycerolization, the process of removing glycerol from previously frozen red blood cells, for medical use, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 11, 2020. The facility inaugurated its blood storage and distribution center, providing blood delivery capabilities for service members throughout the area of operation on the African continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gage Daniel)

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Photo taken on 10 March 2020 (© Armed Services Blood Program / Flickr)

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