Thumbs up for saving lives
By Lt. Col. Stan Paregien, 932nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published June 17, 2019
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Airmen of the 932nd Airlift Wing are proud to help others in the Saint Louis region and Belleville local community. 1st Lt. Sheri Mason-Rogier, 932nd Mission Support Group executive officer, assisted the American Red Cross as they set up a blood donation center inside the 932nd Airlift Wing auditorium June 13, 2019, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Volunteers from the USO in Saint Louis and nearby towns also came and provided snacks and drinks for donors. Mason had no hesitations to her universally-accepted blood again. Some donors' blood can only go to people of the exact same type, but anyone can use Mason-Rogier's, which makes it even more important.
"I started donating back in high school with my dad, and I know my blood can help a wide variety of people since it's the 'universal' type," Mason-Rogier said.
Each important blood donation saves three lives in the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Stan Paregien)