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 will help patients heal to spend more time with their family and friends this summer.

Visit an open Inova Blood Donor Services open center location on Friday, July 5th to participate.  All donors will have the chance to select a stocking with a prize inside, with a chance to win a t-shirt* or a gift card* with a value of $5, $10, $25, or $100. As always, there will be delicious post-donation snacks.

All blood transfused in hospitals comes from volunteer blood donors. Blood donations take less than an hour and can help save up to three patients.

To make your appointment to donate blood or to learn more, please call 1-866-BLOODSAVES or visit

Who:     Inova Blood Donor Services

What:  Joy of Giving Center Donation Event

When:  Friday, July 5, 2019 at open center locations

Where: Inova Blood Donor Centers

CentreMed Donor Center in Centreville, VA: Open Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Dulles Donor Center in Sterling, VA: Open Friday 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Woodburn Donor Center in Annandale, VA: Open Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Photo ID Required. Please allow one hour for your blood donation. Please allow 90-120 minutes for your platelet donation. Platelet donors should not take any aspirin or aspirin-related products within 48 hours prior to donation. Visit to learn more about platelet donation.

* Donor must complete screening process at a center location on 7/5/19 to receive the giveaway. While supplies last.  One gift per donor.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell,

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, employing more than 18,000 team members and serving more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes such as the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve.

Inova Blood Donor Services plays a critical role in the region by supporting the majority of hospitals in the Washington DC metro region, including all Inova hospitals, with a safe and adequate blood supply for patients in the diverse community we serve.  To support the needs of the region, Inova Blood Donor Services must collect 200 units a day from generous blood, platelet, plasma and double red cell donors. More information and statistics about Inova Blood Donor Services can be found at

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