Blood Inventory Low in Community, Inova Blood Donor Services Asks for Help

Falls Church, VA – The Washington DC Metropolitan area is experiencing a critically low supply of blood and Inova Blood Donor Services is asking for residents in the DMV to donate and help support patients in local hospitals. At least 250 blood donations a day need to be collected to ensure the blood supply is available when it is needed the most.

Blood products are used daily in hospitals throughout the world to help patients who are in trauma, actively bleeding, undergoing surgeries, cancer treatment, and a variety of other medical reasons.  Inova Blood Donor Services supplies 24 local hospitals in the Washington, DC metro region.

The mission of Inova Blood Donor Services, which partners with hospitals across the region, is to provide a safe and adequate blood supply for patients in the diverse community they serve, and cannot fulfill this mission without the help of regular blood donors. You can help by making a donation today and committing to donating regularly to ensure the supply is there when needed most. Every 3 seconds a patient somewhere in the US needs blood.

Join Inova Blood Donor Services at one of these special events:

Experience the Joy of Giving in July!  Sunday, July 23, 2017 – Saturday, July 29, 2017

Donate life-saving blood at one of the Inova Blood Donor Services center locations for a chance to receive a t-shirt*, $5 gift card*, $10 gift card*, or $25 gift card*.

Enjoy Ice Cream Social Week!  Sunday, July 30, 2017 – Saturday, August 5, 2017

Beat the heat and donate life-saving blood at one of the Inova Blood Donor Services center locations and get an ice-cream scoop* as a thank you.  Ice cream treats will be available as a post-donation treat!

Locations and Hours for Both Events:

  • CentreMed Donor Center (Centreville, VA)
  • Dulles Donor Center (Sterling, VA)
  • Woodburn Donor Center (Annandale, VA)
  • Hours vary by center, visit or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES to find a time convenient for you.

Walk-ins are welcome but you may also make an appointment at 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) and reference the event you’re interested in attending.  Donors will need to present a photo ID with their birthdate.

Inova Blood Donor Services also holds mobile blood drives throughout the Washington, DC metro area on a daily basis.  To find a blood drive near you and to make an appointment, visit or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372)

*Donors must complete screening process during the event to receive the thank you giveaway.  Sizes and quantities may be limited.  While supplies last.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell,

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About Inova
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.

We are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.  Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. For more information, visit, or find Inova on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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