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Posted on: July 23, 2020

“Give Local, Save Local” Blood Drive Comes to Leesburg August 7, 2020

LCFR Blood drive 8-7-20 Ida Lee NF

The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, Inova Loudoun Hospital and Inova Blood Donor Services encourage you to make a lifesaving appointment to donate at one of our upcoming community blood drives.

Did you know that hemorrhage is the number one cause of death from trauma? Or that on average, a trauma patient requires 25-75 units of red cells? According to Inova Blood Donor Services, over 200 units of blood and blood components are required daily to support the diverse communities we serve in Northern Virginia.

In an innovative new program, lifesaving blood products are being taken out of hospital trauma centers and transported directly to injured or ill patients on the scene of the incident. Currently deployed in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, the Field Available Coordinated Transfusion Response (FACT*R) program allows trained paramedics to transport and administer blood products in the field.

The success of the FACT*R program is directly impacted by the availability of blood products from Inova Blood Donor Services. “Blood products donated through Inova stay local, right here in the Northern Virginia region, so your donation is truly an example of neighbors helping neighbors,” says Fire Chief Keith H. Johnson.

Make your appointment today!

August 7, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ida Lee Recreation Center 
60 Ida Lee Drive, NW, Leesburg, VA 20176

Click here to Sign Up! 

Or Call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) and use sponsor code = 5245

*Precautions will be taken to ensure proper social distancing and the use of face coverings*

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