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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Can You Help Save a Life?

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Inova Blood Donor Services has an immediate need for blood donations from local donors to recover the blood supply for our community. Current blood supply levels are critically low, not just in Northern Virginia and the DC area, but across the country as well. Our supply can only be replenished with donations from volunteer blood…

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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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T-shirts for Blood Donors on August 30! Donate blood and save up to three lives!

On Friday, August 30, Inova Blood Donor Services is hosting an event to boost the blood supply before Labor Day weekend.  Inova Blood Donor Services is inviting all donors to stop by, donate, and get a free T-shirt as thank you for their donation!  Make your appointment—Call 1-866-BLOODSAVES or visit www.inovablood.org/Love19. Who: Inova Blood Donor…

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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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