(c) Organization: Medical battalion, logistics (forward) personnel handle
the distribution of blood to the division.
(d) Transportation: Division and corps transportation assets, as well as
ground and aeromedical evacuation assets, will be used to transport blood.
(3) Echelon III and IV.
(a) Blood products.
1 Red blood cells: Liquid (ABO group specific) RBCs will be available
at the CSH, FH, and GH. At the MASH, only liquid group O RBCs will be available.
2 Fresh frozen plasma (FFP): Available in limited quantities at the
CSH, FH, and GH.
3 Platelets: From emergency blood draws.
(b) Methods of operation.
1 MASH: Blood bank capabilities are limited to:
Storing 200 to 240 units of liquid Group O RBCs.
b Collecting and processing (ABO and Rh only) a limited number
of units of whole blood on a emergency basis.
2 CSH, FH, and GH: Blood bank capabilities in these units will allow
a Storing liquid RBCs, FFP, and platelets.
b Performing immediate spin (IS) crossmatch procedures (no Ab
c Thawing FFP for transfusion.
d Emergency collection of a limited number of units of whole blood
and preparation of platelets.
e. Theater blood support is provided to U.S. military and, as directed, allied
military and indigenous civilian medical facilities in the TO. Unified commands maintain
individual blood programs to meet their individual requirements. Management of the
blood program in the Unified Commands is provided by several organizational