Many of you know that I do my best to be a good blood donor and I do it two to three times a year (@39 donations), and today there is a blood drive at Inova Blood Services on Woodburn Road next to Fairfax Hospital sponsored in part with the Washington Capitals. You can just walk in to donate, but know that they are giving away cool Capital’s swag so you may want to rush over like I did today.
I picked up a “Rock the Red” Cap’s t-shirt!
We are lucky to live in Northern Virginia with such a good health system like Inova, but take a look at the current blood supply data updated on the Blood Donor Services site. Luckily my type is “A Pos” which has a greater than three day supply on hand. But “O Pos”, “O Neg”, “A Neg”, “B Neg”, and “AB Neg” have less than one day supply! That is why you need to participate today.
Inova Blood Donor Services is lucky to have a partner like the Washington Capitals. For example, at a Caps sponsored event in March, there were 609 blood donations made at the Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington. Way to go!
609 Blood Donations in one day
Does this have anything to do with real estate? Not really other than people need blood and people need a place to live, but like I wrote last summer, the whole process takes about 35 minutes and a single whole blood donation can help two or three people.
Make an appointment by phone to donate or walk-in TODAY. Call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372)
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