Media Advisory: Inova Blood Donor Services Seeking Donations to Aid Blood Donation Centers Impacted by Hurricane Ian

WHO:                 Inova Blood Donor Services (IBDS)

WHAT:                Given the expected devastation from Hurricane Ian, IBDS is seeking urgent blood donations to aid our sister blood donation centers with blood reserves.

These donations are essential to maintaining a stable and adequate supply of blood and platelets in the coming days, which can help save lives and ensure patient needs continue to be met. The need for platelets is particularly urgent, given that they have a limited shelf life of five days and that the expected breadth and duration of the storm will likely impact large sections of the Southeast.

WHEN:              Now

WHERE:              Donate at Inova Blood Donor Services and save a life.

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About Inova
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 2 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, 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

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 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.

Media Contact: Renee Brohard, APR,, 540-454-3493

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