When a Northern Virginia boy had a serious accident in 2017 involving a knife, more than 80 blood donors helped save his life. Now, some of those local donors got that rare opportunity to find out how their donations were used. See photos.
Citing a shortfall of donations over the holidays, the American Red Cross put out an emergency call for blood donors in the D.C. area. See where you can donate.
Inova Blood Donor Services and the American Red Cross said they need donations from a more diverse donor pool. “We are actively recruiting minority blood donors,” said an American Red Cross spokeswoman.
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.
Emergency responders in Arlington County want your help in reducing the midsummer blood shortage by donating to the Public Safety Blood Drive.
Those who donate blood over the next couple of days at specific Northern Virginia sites will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to either Saturday’s or Monday’s games at Capital One Arena in D.C.
Saturday’s blood drive at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, was one of several sports-themed drives that Inova holds every year. See photos of the event.
The recent cold spell caused the cancellation of 150 blood drives in the Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services region and now the American Red Cross needs your help.
A Red Cross effort to make blood donations easier and quicker includes a smartphone app that lets you track where your blood goes.
“It’s a critical situation this summer,” said Regina Bratton with the Red Cross about the need for more blood donations in the D.C. area.
The American Red Cross is still seeking blood and cash donations to help the recovery effort in southern U.S. states after Hurricane Matthew roared along the East Coast this weekend.
Currently, the American Red Cross has a less than a five-day supply on hand, a critically low level.
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.
Gay men have been banned from donating blood by the FDA since 1983, but their contributions could save up to 1.8 million lives.
A new app could help the American Red Cross pass the power to help save lives into the hands of more blood donors.
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