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Don’t Miss Your Shot! Donate Blood on March 3, Get a Capitals Bobblehead and Chance to Win Pair of Capitals Suite Tickets

Sign up now to donate blood and save lives on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.  All donors who donate at Dulles Donor Center or Woodburn Center will receive a bobblehead* as a thank you for their donation.  All donors will be automatically entered to win a pair of SUITE tickets** to the Washington Capitals game on March 16, 2020. 

“Over 250 blood donors are needed to help maintain a safe and adequate supply for patients needing to be transfused.  The need for donors is every day even on Tuesdays! Please join us in helping save lives on March 3rd – your gift of time will provide the gift of life,” said Heather Wade, Manager of Donor Recruitment at Inova Blood Donor Services.

Learn more or make your appointment by visiting or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372).

Who:     Inova Blood Donor Services

What:  Receive a bobblehead* as a thank you for blood donation, plus chance to win pair of suite tickets** for March 16 Capitals home game!

When:  Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Dulles Donor Center, open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
located in Sterling, VA

Woodburn Donor Center, open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., located in Annandale, VA

Photo ID Required.
Please allow one hour for your blood donation.
Allow at least 90-120 minutes for your platelet donation.  Please note: Platelet donors should not take aspirin or aspirin-based products 48 hours prior to donation.

* Donor must complete screening process on the day of the event to receive a bobblehead, while supplies last.

** Donor must complete screening process on 3/3/2020 to be entered for the chance to win a pair of suite tickets. Two winners will be selected (one from each Donor Center).   Winners contacted via email on next business day.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell,

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Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report, which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. All five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, recognizing Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. Each of Inova’s five hospitals holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), distinguishing Inova as the highest-rated large health system in the U.S. 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’s 18,000 team members serve 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. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at

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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