May 9, 2012

Lance Cpl. Meng Lu donates blood for a dying Afghan Army National soldier waiting in another room at Forward Operating Base Delaram II’s Shock Trauma Platoon, May 8, 2012. The ANA solider stepped on a pressure plate earlier that morning, setting off an improvised explosive device. Because of the donation from Lu and two other donors, doctors expect the soldier to live. The Navy corpsmen, nurses and doctors had to replace nearly all of the patient’s blood because of his injury.

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