Inova Blood Donor Services to Provide PHI Air Medical with Blood Products in Virginia

Falls Church, VA – Inova Blood Donor Services signed a contract to provide the blood supply  needed for PHI Air Medical’s Virginia and Maryland emergency medical air operations. PHI Air Medical helicopter bases in Virginia including Front Royal, Leesburg, Manassas, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, and Culpepper will be supplied with blood products under the new agreement.   

Patients in our region will benefit from the new agreement. Inova Blood Donor Services boasts a diverse donor base across the community and is able to supply safe and adequate blood products to all five Inova hospitals, including a Level One Trauma Center and a Level Three trauma center as well as supporting additional trauma centers in the region outside of Inova.  

This is the latest effort by Inova Blood Donor Services to ensure safe blood products are supplied directly to emergency medical care first responders in Virginia. In 2019 the Field Available Component transfusion Response (FACT*R) program was launched by Inova Blood Donor Service in conjunction with local EMT and Fire Departments.  The program keeps large-volume massive transfusion protocol blood products, a valuable and scarce resource, in hospital circulation and makes it rapidly available to the field when it is needed most.

 “We are proud of the expanding role we continue to be asked to play across the state and Washington, DC region,” Said Terri Craddock, Senior Director, Inova Blood Donor Services. “We welcome a partner in PHI that shares the same mission, to serve the community by saving lives.”

Media Contact: Tracy Connell, 703-289-2087

Inova Health System 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

PHI Air Medical is the leading air ambulance provider across the country, providing air medical services and outreach education to local communities and leading healthcare systems. We safely transport more than 30,000 patients each year, operating out of more than 82 bases across the United States. At each base, we maintain a dedicated crew of pilots, nurses and communications specialists – all exceptionally trained and ready to respond. For more information, please visit:


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