Inova’s Commitment to Using Blood Wisely

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Alan M. Speir, MD, is Medical Director of ECMO and Cardiac Surgery in the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and received a 2020 Top Doc award from the Washingtonian. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation is facing an unprecedented shortage of blood. Here’s why…

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Inova Blood Donor Services in Need of O+ Blood

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Falls Church, VA – Every 2 seconds, a patient requires a blood transfusion and right now, blood usage is outpacing donations. Inova Blood Donor Services is currently experiencing a critically low supply of O+ blood and is asking the community to help.   Blood donation is safe. Inova has safety precautions in place to protect donors…

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Summer is Here and the Need for Blood Donors is Critical

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Falls Church, VA – Summer has always been a challenging time for the community’s blood supply, due to high school summer holidays and family vacations—this year, COVID-19 has presented us with a new set of challenges.  As the restrictions are cautiously lifted, and elective surgeries have successfully restarted at Inova, the blood supply has been…

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Have You Recovered from COVID-19? We Need Your Help!

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Inova Health System is looking for individuals recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma (colorless fluid part of blood) for a research study. Your donated plasma contains immunoglobulins (immune protection) and this study will use your plasma to help patients currently sick with COVID-19 disease. Learn more at inova.org/covid19/research

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