Falls Church, VA – Inova Blood Donor Services and I.M.P. will host a community blood drive at The Anthem at The District Wharf in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, March 23. This blood drive will mark the first time Inova Blood Donor Services and I.M.P. have teamed up to help patients in the community.
“We are always building out a calendar of events for new and returning donors in Washington, DC. The idea came up to focus on venues and companies that are community-minded and focused on helping others,” said Kevin Giambi, Marketing Manager, Inova Blood Donor Services. “We were thrilled by the response from I.M.P., which not only offered us space but was vested in the success of the blood drive from day one.”
“We’re living in a time that requires us all to help keep our families, friends and communities safe, whether that’s by donating blood, getting vaccinated or masking,” said I.M.P.’s Chief Operating Officer Donna Westmoreland. “As a gathering place we’re encouraging all of that, and we’re grateful to open our doors to those who are literally giving of themselves by donating blood.”
“The need for blood is always present, and we’re thankful for partners in the community that understand the importance of blood drives and helping patients in need,” said Terri Craddock, Senior Director, Inova Blood Donor Services. “Not to mention how much fun it will be for our donors to donate in the most beautiful music venue in Washington, DC.”
All donors will receive a limited edition t-shirt. To donate blood, donors can make an appointment by visiting inovablood.org/anthem.
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Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. 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 20,000 team members provide more than two million patient visits each year through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.
Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.
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 1,936 licensed beds. More information about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.
About Inova Blood Donor Services
Inova Blood Donor Services plays a critical role in the region by supporting the majority of hospitals in the Washington, DC, 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.
Formed in 1980, I.M.P. is an independent, Bethesda, MD-based concert promoter, event production company, and venue owner and operator. I.M.P. owns Washington DC’s legendary 9:30 Club, named the Top Club by Rolling Stone, Billboard and Pollstar, renowned as the premier place to see and hear cutting-edge live music of all varieties. The Anthem is the company’s newest jewel, a 2,500- to 6000-person capacity venue that opened to national acclaim in October 2017 on the Southwest Waterfront, with Foo Fighters christening the stage. I.M.P. also programs and operates the award-winning Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, and the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC.