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Critical Blood Shortage in the DMV. Here’s How You Can Help.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Might 15, 2019) — The American Purple Cross has a essential scarcity of sort O blood and urges eligible donors to offer now to assist sufferers dealing with trauma and other life-threatening situations. As a thank-you for serving to replenish the blood provide, all donors who come to provide blood or platelets now by way of June 10 will obtain a $5 Amazon.com Present Card by way of e mail.

Right now, the Pink Cross has lower than a two-day provide of sort O blood obtainable for emergency rooms, the place it may be most crucial. Meaning simply six models of sort O blood can be found for each 100,000 individuals, however no less than 14 are wanted each day. Whereas just 7% of the U.S. population has sort O unfavourable blood, it can be transfused to patients with any blood sort and is what hospital employees attain for throughout emergencies when there isn’t time to determine a affected person’s blood sort. Sort O constructive blood is the most transfused blood sort and can also be important in trauma conditions.

“All blood types are urgently needed, but we’re facing a critical shortage of type O blood – the blood group most needed by hospitals,” stated Cliff Numark, senior vice chairman, Pink Cross Blood Providers. “Because it’s vitally important for hospitals to have type O blood available when every second counts, type O donors are urged to donate now and make a point to donate often.”

The Purple Cross collected approximately 11,500 fewer sort O blood donations than needed to sustain a adequate blood supply. Spring break schedules are recognized to lower blood donations, and faculties, together with excessive faculties and schools, begin to host fewer blood drives in late spring as faculty years finish. Because these drives account for about 20% of blood donations throughout the faculty yr, much less drives also can significantly have an effect on the blood provide.

Donations wanted now

Donors of all blood varieties, especially sort O, are urged to urged to make an appointment to donate using the Blood Donor App, at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligible donors with sort O blood are encouraged to make a entire blood or Energy Pink donation, where obtainable. Throughout a Energy Pink donation, donors give a concentrated dose of pink blood cells during a single donation, allowing them to maximize their impression.

In thanks, all those that come to donate blood or platelets with the Purple Cross Might 1 by means of June 10, 2019, will obtain a $5 Amazon.com Present Card by way of e mail. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal. More info and details can be found at RedCrossBlood.org/Together.) Additionally, those who come to provide Might 24-28 will obtain an unique Purple Cross-branded T-shirt, while supplies final.

How to help

Eligible donors can discover a blood or platelet donation alternative and schedule an appointment to donate through the use of the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass® are inspired to assist velocity up the donation course of. RapidPass lets donors full the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from the convenience of a cellular gadget or pc, or via the Blood Donor App.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Might 15-June 8:

DISTRICT of COLUMBIA

5/15/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/15/2019: three p.m. – 8 p.m., Elevation at Washington Gateway, 100 Florida Ave, NE

5/16/2019: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/17/2019: eight:15 a.m. – three:30 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/17/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Rayburn House Office Constructing, 45 Independence Ave Sw

5/17/2019: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Rayburn Home Office Building, 45 Independence Ave Sw

5/18/2019: eight:15 a.m. – three:30 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/19/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/20/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/21/2019: 12:45 p.m. – eight p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/22/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/23/2019: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/23/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Janney Elementary Faculty, 4130 Albermarles St NW

5/24/2019: eight:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/25/2019: 8:15 a.m. – three:30 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/26/2019: 7:45 a.m. – three p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/27/2019: 8:30 a.m. – three:15 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/28/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/29/2019: 12:45 p.m. – eight p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/30/2019: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

5/31/2019: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

6/1/2019: 8:15 a.m. – three:30 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

6/2/2019: 7:45 a.m. – three p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

6/three/2019: 12:45 p.m. – eight p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

6/four/2019: 12:45 p.m. – eight p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

6/5/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

6/6/2019: 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

6/7/2019: 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

6/8/2019: eight:15 a.m. – three:30 p.m., Dr. Charles Drew Blood Donation Middle, 1730 E Road NW

Burtonsville

5/18/2019: 10 a.m. – three p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle

6/three/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Liberty Grove United Methodist Church, 15225 Previous Columbia Pike

Chevy Chase

5/15/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 3 Chevy Chase Circle

Damascus

5/16/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Damascus United Methodist Church, 9700 New Church Road

Gaithersburg

5/23/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Gaithersburg Public Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave

5/27/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Homewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue

6/5/2019: eight a.m. – 2 p.m., Montgomery Cnty Public Safety, 100 Edison Park Drive

6/7/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Maryland Nationwide Capital Park and Planning Fee, 8301 Turkey Thicket Drive

Germantown

5/25/2019: eight a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church-Germantown, 13700 Schaeffer Street

5/28/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hallie Wells Middle Faculty, 11701 Little Seneca Pkwy

5/29/2019: 10 a.m. – three:30 p.m., Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, 19801 Statement Drive

Olney

5/24/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Medstar Montgomery Medical Middle, 18101 Prince Philip Drive

Rockville

5/15/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/16/2019: eight:15 a.m. – three:30 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/17/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/18/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/19/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/20/2019: 1:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/21/2019: 12:45 p.m. – eight p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/22/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/23/2019: 8:15 a.m. – three:30 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/24/2019: 7:45 a.m. – three p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/25/2019: 7:45 a.m. – three p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/26/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/27/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/28/2019: 12:45 p.m. – eight p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/29/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/30/2019: eight:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

5/31/2019: 7:45 a.m. – three p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

6/1/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

6/2/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

6/three/2019: 1:15 p.m. – eight:30 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

6/4/2019: 12:45 p.m. – eight p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

6/5/2019: 11:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

6/6/2019: eight:15 a.m. – three:30 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

6/7/2019: 7:45 a.m. – three p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

6/8/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Rockville Blood Donation Middle, 11820 Parklawn Drive

Silver Spring

5/21/2019: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Seventh Day Adventists World HQ, 12501 Previous Columbia Pike

5/24/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Montgomery Chapter House, 2020 East West Highway

5/30/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Montgomery Chapter Home, 2020 East West Highway

6/5/2019: eight a.m. – 2 p.m., Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Street

6/6/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Montgomery Chapter House, 2020 East West Highway

Bowie

5/29/2019: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bowie Metropolis Gymnasium, 4100 Northview Drive

6/eight/2019: eight:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Bowie Senior Middle, 14900 Health Middle Dr

Brandywine

5/30/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Baden Volunteer Hearth Department, 16608 Brandywine Rd.

School Park

5/14/2019: 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Moose School Park Lodge 453, 3700 Metzerott Street

Greenbelt

5/17/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Greenbelt Group Middle, 15 Crescent Street

Lanham

5/23/2019: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., I.U.E.C. Native 10 Primary Building, 9600 Martin Luther King Blvd

Laurel

5/21/2019: eight:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tower Federal Credit score Union, 7901 Sandy Spring Street

New Carrollton

5/28/2019: 10 a.m. – three:30 p.m., New Carrollton Municipal Bldg, City of New Carrollton, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway

Upper Marlboro

5/21/2019: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church Road

VIRGINIA

5/21/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Alexandria Chapter Home, 123 North Alfred St

5/23/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Alexandria Chapter House, 123 North Alfred St

5/30/2019: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St

6/four/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Alexandria Chapter House, 123 North Alfred St

6/1/2019: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ- LDS Arlington, 1600 N. Inglewood St

6/4/2019: 12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3304 Washington Blvd

Centreville

6/6/2019: 2:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Previous Centreville Street.

Chantilly

5/31/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., COPT, 15049 Convention Middle Drive

Fairfax

5/16/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/17/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/18/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/19/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/20/2019: 1:15 p.m. – eight:30 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/21/2019: 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/22/2019: 12:45 p.m. – eight p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/23/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/24/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/25/2019: 7:45 a.m. – three p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/26/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/27/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/28/2019: 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/29/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/30/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

5/31/2019: 7:45 a.m. – three p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

6/1/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Middle, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 200

6/2/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

6/three/2019: 1:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

6/4/2019: 10:45 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

6/5/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 8 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

6/6/2019: 12:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Ctr, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Ste 200

6/7/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Middle, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 200

6/eight/2019: 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fairfax Blood Donation Middle, 2720 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 200

Herndon

6/3/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Cisco, 13600 Dulles Know-how Dr

6/6/2019: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Dominion Virginia Power, 3072 Centreville Rd.

Reston

6/7/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Prolonged Stay America, 12190 Sunset Hills Rd

6/8/2019: eight a.m. – 12:30 p.m., St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Legal professionals Rd

Springfield

5/26/2019: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., South Run RECenter, 7550 Reservation Dr

Bealeton

5/31/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Legion # 247, 6398 Village Middle

Marshall

5/30/2019: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Fresta Valley Christian Faculty, 6428 Wilson Rd

Warrenton

5/23/2019: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Warrenton Baptist Church, 123 Major St

5/24/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Backbone Middle, 52 West Shirley Avenue

6/3/2019: 10 a.m. – four p.m., Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr

6/6/2019: 11 a.m. – four p.m., Greystone Servicing Corp., 419 Belle Air Lane

6/6/2019: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 91 Principal St

5/16/2019: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Paul Davis Restoration, 44601 Guilford Dr., Suite 100

5/16/2019: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Manassas Volunteer Rescue, 9322 Middle Road

5/27/2019: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Freedom Aquatics & Fitness Middle, 10900 University Dr.

5/28/2019: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Prince William Police – CPU, 8900 Freedom Middle Boulevard

6/three/2019: 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 8899 Sudley Rd

6/7/2019: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus George Brent Council, 9290 Stonewall Rd.

Gainesville

5/25/2019: eight a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Gainesville United Methodist Church, 13710 Milestone Ct.

Woodbridge

5/17/2019: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Prince William County Government, 1 County Complicated Ct

5/20/2019: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., PennFed Realty – Woodbridge, 2253A Previous Bridge Rd

5/20/2019: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Middle Hylton Schooling Middle, 2300 Opitz Boulevard,