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First Lt. Garrett Custons, Deputy Budget Officer for the 45th Comptroller Squadron, smiles as he donates blood for a base blood drive March 1, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. OneBlood, the collecting agency, distributes nearly one million units of blood and provides blood for patients in more than 200 hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/released)

First Lt. Garrett Custons, Deputy Budget Officer for the 45th Comptroller Squadron, smiles as he donates blood for a base blood drive March 1, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. OneBlood, the collecting agency, distributes nearly one million units of blood and provides blood for patients in more than 200 hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/released)

Lt. Col. Mark Thomas, 45th Space Wing chaplain, takes a brief rest after donating to the base blood drive March 1, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. OneBlood, the collecting agency, distributes nearly one million units of blood and provides blood for patients in more than 200 hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/released)

Lt. Col. Mark Thomas, 45th Space Wing chaplain, takes a brief rest after donating to the base blood drive March 1, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. OneBlood, the collecting agency, distributes nearly one million units of blood and provides blood for patients in more than 200 hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/released)

More than 38 blood donations were collected from Airmen and civilians during a blood drive, nearly doubling the original projected number of 17, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. March 1, 2016. OneBlood, the collecting agency, distributes nearly one million units of blood and provides blood for patients in more than 200 hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/released)

More than 38 blood donations were collected from Airmen and civilians during a blood drive, nearly doubling the original projected number of 17, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. March 1, 2016. OneBlood, the collecting agency, distributes nearly one million units of blood and provides blood for patients in more than 200 hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- More than 38 blood donations were collected from Airmen and civilians during a blood drive, nearly doubling the original projected number of 17, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. March 1, 2016. OneBlood, the collecting agency, distributes nearly one million units of blood and provides blood for patients in more than 200 hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.