Summer is Here and the Need for Blood Donors is Critical

Falls Church, VA – Summer has always been a challenging time for the community’s blood supply, due to high school summer holidays and family vacations—this year, COVID-19 has presented us with a new set of challenges.  As the restrictions are cautiously lifted, and elective surgeries have successfully restarted at Inova, the blood supply has been impacted by increased need.  The blood supply is critically low, and Inova Blood Donor Services needs the help of the community to donate blood now and to encourage other members of the community to donate as well.

It is imperative now more than ever to have a steady blood supply available to support our patients.  Inova Blood Donor Services supports a Level One Trauma Center and two Level Three Trauma Centers.  The need for blood never stops and there is no substitute for human blood when it is needed for a patient.

It is safe to donate blood.  Inova Blood Donor Services has implemented several new safety measures in response to COVID-19 to provide a safe donation experience for blood donors who visit their local donor center. Generous donors are needed now to ensure we can continue to provide an adequate and safe blood supply for our community’s patients.  Each donation can save up to three lives, and takes less than an hour to donate.

Make your appointment or ask questions about your eligibility to donate by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or visiting

Who:               Inova Blood Donor Services

What:              Recover Blood Supply

When:             Immediately

Where:                CentreMed Donor Center, 6201 Centreville Road (Route 28), Centreville, VA        

Dulles Donor Center, 45745 Nokes Boulevard, #160, Sterling, VA

Woodburn Donor Center, 3289 Woodburn Road, #010, Annandale, VA

Where:                Standard Donor Center Hours through End of June:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Photo ID Required. Please allow one hour for your blood donation, masks are required.

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