According to Inova Blood Donor Services, which supports 90 percent of the area’s hospitals, seven out of the eight blood types are critically needed. Here’s how you can help.
Car accidents, cancer treatments and emergency surgeries don’t stop for the holidays, but donors don’t make as much time to give blood in late December as they do during other parts of the year.
The D.C. region’s main supplier of donated blood is looking to attract more donors, even offering a $10 gas card incentive, as the area’s blood supplies dwindle.
INOVA is looking for more blood donors so their stocks of all blood types don’t run low this summer. If you donate on June 29, you may wind up with a pair of tickets to MLB All-Star events at Nats Park in July.
The largest distributor of donated blood in the D.C. area says they’re facing “a critical shortage of every blood type.”
James Harrison, nicknamed “the man with the golden arm,” has a rare antibody in his blood that is used to make a lifesaving medication. Harrison is credited with saving the lives of more than 2.4 million babies.
Inova Blood Donor Services has partnered with the Blood Centers of America to ship additional Type O red blood cells and platelets, should Las Vegas suppliers run out.
Area hospitals are making an urgent plea to increase blood supplies in order to prepare for potential emergencies during the inauguration weekend.
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