Inova Blood Donor Services has an immediate need for blood donations from local donors to recover the blood supply for our community. Current blood supply levels are critically low, not just in Northern Virginia and the DC area, but across the country as well. Our supply can only be replenished with donations from volunteer blood donors. All blood types and all donation types – whole blood, platelets and double red cells – are needed.
It is safe to donate blood; we have implemented safety measures during COVID-19 to provide a safe experience for blood donors who visit their local donor center.
Important facts about giving blood:
- There is no substitute for human blood when it is needed by a patient.
- Someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds.
- Each donation can save up to three lives, and it takes less than an hour to donate.