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Washington Redskins And Inova Blood Donor Services To Host Blood Drives

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – In light of recent events, The Washington Redskins and Inova Blood Donor Services will host two blood drives Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 12 at Inova Blood Donor Services Donor Centers.

Presenting donors will receive a 2017 Redskins game day ticket and a limited edition Redskins T-shirt while supplies last.

WHEN:          Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

                        Thursday, Oct. 12 from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:       Oct. 10 Drive

                    Inova Blood Donor Services Donor Center in Sterling, Va.

                    45745 Nokes Boulevard, Suite #160 Sterling, Va. 20166

                    Oct. 12 Drive

                    Inova Blood Donor Services Donor Center in Annandale, Va.

                    3289 Woodburn Road, Suite #010

                    Annandale, Va. 22003

For appointments for the blood drive, visit www.redskins.com/donateblood or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372). All donors are asked to arrive at their scheduled appointment time.

To give blood, donors must be feeling generally well on the day of their donation, be at least 16 years old (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the past eight weeks (56 days) for whole blood or 112 days for double red cells. Photo ID is required. Allow one hour for your blood donation. Allow 90 to 120 minutes for your platelet or plasma donation. Platelet donors should not take aspirin or aspirin-based products within 48 hours prior to donation.

Aspects of each potential donor's health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measured. For more information about eligibility requirements call 1-866-BLOODSAVES or visit www.inova.org/donateblood.

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