Military Injects Blood From Vietnam Veterans Into Hands Of Military People
By Rich McRobotface
WASHINGTON—In a move that has drawn ire from veterans groups, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday the launch of a new program that uses blood from Vietnam veterans to inject it into the hands of military personnel. “We truly appreciate the support of every one of you who have served in the Vietnam War, and the right thing to do is inject the blood of a veteran into the hands of a combat-ready member of the military,” said Secretary of Defense James Mattis at a press conference, adding that the program would provide the U.S. military with fresh blood to use in instances in which a veteran’s blood is not available. “In order to keep our blood supply up and running smoothly, we’ll require the blood of a deceased veteran to be transported by truck or plane to our base in the same manner as it’s been used to inject our own blood. And remember, you have to be a Vietnam veteran to participate in the program.” The new blood-injecting program was expected to be the largest of its kind in the military’s history, surpassing the program that injects blood from World War II veterans.