Make Your Lifesaving Blood Donation with Arcola Volunteer Fire Department on November 11, 2020
Arcola VFD is joining Inova Blood Donor Services to host a blood drive at the AVFD Annex 24300 Stone Springs Blvd in Sterling on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. All Loudoun residents are encourage to participate.
Each year hemorrhage or uncontrolled bleeding accounts for nearly 1.9 million deaths worldwide and loss of blood is the leading cause of preventable death from injury. As part of the innovative FACT*R (Field Available Coordinated Transfusion Response) program whole blood is now being carried on Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units in both Loudoun and Arlington Counties, a first for Virginia, and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan region. The success of the FACT*R program is directly impacted by the availability of blood from Inova Blood Donor Services and your donations. “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 System Chief Keith H. Johnson.
Appointments Required. Walk-in donors will be offered next available appointment if available. Photo ID and Face Covering Required. Make yours at https://cutt.ly/avfd-inova-blood