ASWBPL: Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratory. There are two:
ASWBPL- East is at McGuire AFB, NJ and ASWBPL-West is at Travis AFB, CA. Ships
blood from CONUS to TO.
Atypical Antibodies: Any antibody other than anti-A, anti-B, or anti-A,B (naturally
Auto-: Prefix indicating self.
Babesiosis: A disease caused by the intraerythrocytic parasite Babesia microti.
BBP: Blood Bank Platoon; part of a MEDLOG Bn.
BDC: Blood Donor Center. Service operated; collects and manufactures blood
BLDSHIPREP: Blood Shipment Report. Used to notify receiving facility of a blood
shipment to include approximate arrival time and place, contents of shipment, tracking
information and POC. Uses USJMTF standard format.
BLDREP: Blood Report. Due as of 2359Z everyday during a contingency operation
from each level of the blood distribution system to document current inventory and
future requirements. Uses USJMTF standard format.
Blood Establishment: Facilities which manufacture blood and blood products,
includes blood collection and processing facilities as well as those facilities primarily
involved in the transfusion of blood products.
Bombay: Individuals who possess normal A or B genes, but are unable to express
them because they lack the gene necessary for production of H antigen, the required
precursor for A and B. They often have a potent anti-H in their serum which reacts with
all cells except other Bombays.
BPD: Blood Product Depot. Facilities that store frozen blood; may also serve as a
BSU: Blood Supply Unit.
BTC: Blood Transshipment Center. Located at an airhead and operated by the USAF;
may receive and store up to 7200 units of blood (2 pallets).
Buffy Coat: The red cells settle to the bottom and, between the plasma and the red
blood cells, there is a light-colored layer that contains mostly white blood cells, which is
the buffy coat.
CAP: College of American Pathologists. It is a laboratory certifying agency.