Blood supplies typically run a bit low this time of year thanks to the holidays and cold temperatures. But the historic storm that blanketed the D.C. region forced blood donation centers to close their doors for days at a time, and blood drives to be put on hold.
Inova Blood Services is asking Northern Virginia residents, if they are able, to donate blood at one of Inova’s fixed site blood donor centers as soon as possible.
The Red Cross is putting out a call for people to roll their sleeves up and donate blood.
It is a virus that kills more people each year than AIDS, and yet most know little about it: Hepatitis C.
Summer is a rough time for blood donations, says the American Red Cross\’s Steve Mavika, because people are on vacation and there aren\’t any school-based blood drives going on.
The hot, steamy, stormy weather is leading to the
worst blood shortage in 15 years.