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DC Area Blood Donors Urgently Needed

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Critical Blood Shortages Across the DC Metro Area – Blood Donors Needed Now to Meet Patient Care Needs Sterling, VA – The Washington, DC region is experiencing critical shortages of red blood cells. All donor blood types are needed currently to help ensure patients from Northern Virginia have what they need to heal. Donors are needed as…

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Join Greg Stroman, Redskins Cornerback to Donate on World Sickle Cell Day Blood Donors Needed for World Sickle Cell Day Blood Drive

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World Sickle Cell Day is on Wednesday, June 19th.  Sickle Cell Disease affects more than 700,000 people in the United States.  Their red blood cells are shaped like sickles instead of normal biconcave, disc-shaped red cells.  Normal shaped red cells travel through veins of people easily, whereas the abnormally shaped “sickle” cells may block blood…

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Halloween Blood Donation Event

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Sterling, VA – Blood Shortages are Scary! Help us boost the supply available for patients in our community and join us at our Halloween Center Event on October 31!!   As a thank you, all donors will receive a themed long-sleeved Halloween t-shirt*!  Plus, we’ll have special snacks (“Frankenfurters,” cupcakes and more!) and decorations! All blood…

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Boost in Blood Supply Necessary for Community Patients, Inova Blood Donor Services Asks for Help – Hosts 24 Hour Blood Drives

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Sterling, VA – Inova Blood Donor Services supplies the majority of local hospitals in the Washington, DC metro region. Summertime is tough for the community’s blood supply, because donor turnout can be low due to vacations and activities with friends and family. Blood products are used daily in hospitals to support patients who are in trauma, actively…

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