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Boost in Blood Supply Necessary for Community Patients, Inova Blood Donor Services Asks for Help – Hosts 24 Hour Blood Drives

Sterling, VA – Inova Blood Donor Services supplies the majority of local hospitals in the Washington, DC metro region. Summertime is tough for the community’s blood supply, because donor turnout can be low due to vacations and activities with friends and family. Blood products are used daily in hospitals to support patients who are in trauma, actively bleeding, undergoing surgeries, cancer treatment, and a variety of other medical reasons.

Since blood is transfused anytime — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Inova Blood Donor Services has set up two 24 hour blood drives to collect as much blood as possible to boost the community’s blood supply to support the patients in our hospitals who depend on blood transfusions to heal.

All donors who attend the 24 hour blood drives will receive a roll-up fleece blanket* as thanks for their donation! Perfect for use at home, college, outdoor concerts, or to stash in a car.

24 HOUR BLOOD DRIVE: STERLING
NOON JULY 30 – NOON JULY 31 (MON-TUES.)
Dulles Donor Center
Sterling, VA
Donor Gift: Roll-Up Blanket!

SIGN UP, BRING FRIENDS!
Monday, July 30 Schedule: http://bit.ly/24HR0730
Tuesday, July 31 Schedule: http://bit.ly/24HR0731

24 HOUR BLOOD DRIVE: ANNANDALE
NOON AUGUST 2 – NOON AUGUST 3 (THURS-FRI.)
Woodburn Donor Center
Annandale, VA
Donor Gift: Roll-Up Blanket!

SIGN UP, BRING FRIENDS!
Thursday, August 2 Schedule: http://bit.ly/24HR0802
Friday, August 3 Schedule: http://bit.ly/24HR0803

Walk-ins are welcome but you may also make an appointment at inovablood.org or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372)

Photo ID Required. Please allow one hour for your blood donation. Donors will need to present a photo ID with their birthdate.

*Donors must complete screening process during the event to receive the thank you giveaway.  While supplies last.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell, tracy.connell@inova.org

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