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  • Gift Card Giveaway for Blood Donors on Black Friday!
    by InovaNewsroom on November 19, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Make time to give blood on Black Friday, November 29, and get a $10 gift card as a thank-you gift!  Gift card choices include: Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy and Starbucks.  The Black Friday Donation event is taking place at three Inova Blood Donor Centers across Northern Virginia and appointments are […]

  • Blood Donation: Good Science and Goodwill Team Up to Save Lives
    by Terri Craddock on September 12, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Terri L. Craddock, MBA, MLS(ASCP), HP, is the senior director of Inova Blood Donor Services. Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs donated blood. But we don’t often stop to think about what it takes to make sure our hospitals are stocked with a blood supply that is safe and ready when patients need… […]

  • T-shirts for Blood Donors on August 30! Donate blood and save up to three lives!
    by InovaNewsroom on August 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    On Friday, August 30, Inova Blood Donor Services is hosting an event to boost the blood supply before Labor Day weekend.  Inova Blood Donor Services is inviting all donors to stop by, donate, and get a free T-shirt as thank you for their donation!  Make your appointment—Call 1-866-BLOODSAVES or visit […]

  • Ice Cream Treats for Donors on August 2! Donate blood and save up to three lives!
    by InovaNewsroom on August 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is on Friday, August 2.  Inova Blood Donor Services is inviting all local donors to beat the heat and stop by one of Inova’s air conditioned donor centers to donate life-saving blood for patients in the Washington DC metro area.  All donors will receive a cooler lunch […]

  • DONATE NOW! Emergency Need for Blood Donations
    by InovaNewsroom on July 17, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    The Washington DC region is experiencing a critical shortage of blood donations from ALL blood types due to decreased blood donations and increased patient needs for blood transfusions.  Summer is always a tough time for blood donations—this year is like none other, there is a nationwide blood shortage. […]

  • Joy of Giving in July Donation Event
    by InovaNewsroom on July 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Inova Blood Donor Services is hosting a Joy of Giving in July Donation Center Event.  The summer season in healthcare is often referred to as “Trauma Season”.  Donate blood, platelets, or plasma on July 5, 2019, to help save local lives across the Northern Virginia area.  Your gift of time […]

  • DC Area Blood Donors Urgently Needed
    by Inova Newsroom on June 26, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Critical Blood Shortages Across the DC Metro Area – Blood Donors Needed Now to Meet Patient Care Needs Sterling, VA – The Washington, DC region is experiencing critical shortages of red blood cells. All donor blood types are needed currently to help ensure patients from Northern Virginia have what […]

  • Join Greg Stroman, Redskins Cornerback to Donate on World Sickle Cell Day Blood Donors Needed for World Sickle Cell Day Blood Drive
    by InovaNewsroom on June 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    World Sickle Cell Day is on Wednesday, June 19th.  Sickle Cell Disease affects more than 700,000 people in the United States.  Their red blood cells are shaped like sickles instead of normal biconcave, disc-shaped red cells.  Normal shaped red cells travel through veins of people easily, whereas the […]

  • Gamers Needed to Meet Blood Supply Shortage
    by InovaNewsroom on June 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Inova Blood Donor Services Calls on Gamers to Boost Blood Supplies on World Blood Donor Falls Church, VA – To help engage a new generation of young donors, Inova Blood Donor Services has partnered with Team Liquid, a multi-regional, professional esports organization with a national fanbase of more than seven […]

  • Donors Needed for Memorial Day Weekend
    by InovaNewsroom on May 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Due to increased blood usage, Inova Blood Donor Services is seeking blood donations over Memorial Day weekend. Holiday weekends are traditionally a difficult time for blood donations because usage is higher due to traumas and car accidents, and because there is low donor turnout due to holiday plans. Donors are needed […]