Falls Church, VA – Every 2 seconds, a patient requires a blood transfusion and right now, blood usage is outpacing donations. Inova Blood Donor Services is currently experiencing a critically low supply of O+ blood and is asking the community to help.
Blood donation is safe. Inova has safety precautions in place to protect donors and our team members. Donors are asked to make and keep appointments to ensure safety protocols are followed. All blood types are needed and all successful donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.
In order to keep our shelves stocked with life-saving blood to help our patients and neighbors, we need more than 250 volunteer donors every day. IBDS relies on generous, healthy donors to make a difference and save up to three lives with less than an hour of their time. Inova supplies blood to hospitals throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area and beyond.
We need all blood types, but right now we are especially in need of O+ – 38% of the U.S. population is O+, which means 38 out of 100 people have the ability to heal 84% of all patients. O+ blood donors have a significant impact on life-saving care, as A+, B+ and AB+ patients can all receive O+ blood transfusions in emergency situations.
Due to COVID-19 and school closures, many high school and community business partners have been unable to host much need blood drives to keep our shelves stocked. We are urging all who can donate, to make an appointment today at your local blood donor center.
Schedule an appointment today to donate blood. Learn more and sign up at inovablood.org, or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES.
Inova Blood Donor Centers:
CentreMed Donor Center
6201 Centreville Road
Centreville, VA 20121
Dulles Donor Center
45745 Nokes Blvd
Sterling, VA 20166
Woodburn Donor Center
3289 Woodburn Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 and 2020 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 spring 2020 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., and the only system to have all hospitals receive five stars. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, ranking in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals. 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 www.inova.org.