Inova’s Commitment to Using Blood Wisely

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Alan M. Speir, MD, is Medical Director of ECMO and Cardiac Surgery in the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. He is board-certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and received a 2020 Top Doc award from the Washingtonian. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our nation is facing an unprecedented shortage of blood. Here’s why…

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Have You Recovered from COVID-19? We Need Your Help!

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Inova Health System is looking for individuals recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma (colorless fluid part of blood) for a research study. Your donated plasma contains immunoglobulins (immune protection) and this study will use your plasma to help patients currently sick with COVID-19 disease. Learn more at inova.org/covid19/research

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Donations Needed: It is Safe to Get Out and Give Blood!

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SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO DONATE BLOOD TODAY Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, including people in our own backyard. Inova Blood Donor Services provides life-saving blood to Northern Virginia, the Washington, DC metropolitan region and beyond. Today is no different. We need more than 250 volunteer donors every day to keep…

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Don’t Miss Your Shot! Donate Blood on March 3, Get a Capitals Bobblehead and Chance to Win Pair of Capitals Suite Tickets

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Sign up now to donate blood and save lives on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.  All donors who donate at Dulles Donor Center or Woodburn Center will receive a bobblehead* as a thank you for their donation.  All donors will be automatically entered to win a pair of SUITE tickets** to the Washington Capitals game on…

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Gift Card Giveaway for Blood Donors on Black Friday!

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Make time to give blood on Black Friday, November 29, and get a $10 gift card as a thank-you gift!  Gift card choices include: Amazon, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy and Starbucks.  The Black Friday Donation event is taking place at three Inova Blood Donor Centers across Northern Virginia and appointments are filling up fast.…

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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

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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