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Vandenberg supports local blood drive

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Jim Rodlin, a donor care specialist with the United Blood Services ,tries to locate Senior Airman Carlos Sandoval's, a mission management specialist with the 18th Intelligence Squadron, vein prior to extracting his blood on Feb. 6. Forty-three people volunteered to donate a pint of blood to the United Blood Services. The blood is used to treat patients in such instances as open heart surgery, hip replacement, women giving birth and cancer patients. United Blood Services Central Coast covers Ventura to Salinas and must acquire a minimum of 275 units a day to operate effectively.  (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Longoria)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Jim Rodlin, a donor care specialist with the United Blood Services ,tries to locate Senior Airman Carlos Sandoval's, a mission management specialist with the 18th Intelligence Squadron, vein prior to extracting his blood on Feb. 6. Forty-three people volunteered to donate a pint of blood to the United Blood Services. The blood is used to treat patients in such instances as open heart surgery, hip replacement, women giving birth and cancer patients. United Blood Services Central Coast covers Ventura to Salinas and must acquire a minimum of 275 units a day to operate effectively. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Longoria)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Janel Stewart, a donor care specialist with United Blood Services, prepares blood bags on Feb. 6. Forty-three people volunteered to donate a pint of blood to the United Blood Services. The blood is used to treat patients in such instances as open heart surgery, hip replacement, women giving birth, and cancer patients. United Blood Services Central Coast covers Ventura to Salinas and must acquire a minimum of 275 units a day to operate effectively.  (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Longoria)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Janel Stewart, a donor care specialist with United Blood Services, prepares blood bags on Feb. 6. Forty-three people volunteered to donate a pint of blood to the United Blood Services. The blood is used to treat patients in such instances as open heart surgery, hip replacement, women giving birth, and cancer patients. United Blood Services Central Coast covers Ventura to Salinas and must acquire a minimum of 275 units a day to operate effectively. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephanie Longoria)