On Saturday, July 18, the Washington Capitals and Inova Blood Donor Services will come together to host a community blood drive at Tysons Corner Center, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the former Lord & Taylor department store, across from Parking Garage D.
Each donor will receive a bobblehead featuring Capitals player Garnet Hathaway, as well as a Capitals T-shirt. For safety reasons, appointments are required to be scheduled ahead of time, and can be made at washcaps.com/donateblood. Both donors and staff members are all required to wear a mask at the blood drive, and Inova Blood Donor Services will provide a mask to donors if needed.
To give blood, donors must be feeling well on the day of their donation with no symptoms indicating sickness, must be at least 16 years old (with parental consent), must weigh at least 110 pounds and must not have donated blood in the past eight weeks.
More than 250 units of blood/blood products are needed every day for patients in Northern Virginia hospitals, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. To find out more about Inova Blood Donor Services, visit inovablood.org. // Tysons Corner Center: 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner
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