Other blood donating options

Wayan brought the current blood shortage situation to our attention earlier and in following the links I observed that maybe the situation could be partly explained by the Red Cross’ failue to update their blood drive information past mid-July. Inova Blood Donor Services doesn’t seem to have that problem, however – their locations are up-to-date and listed here and their fixed locations and hours are here.

If you’re among the large number of us who work in the Reston/Herndon area you’re sure to find hours you can make. Although blood donation apparently is required by federal law to have whack-o hours the Inova folk have slots as early as 6am some days and as late as 8pm on other.

One other observation – aren’t there any donation locations in Arlington? Neither Inova or the Red Cross list any.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


Comments are closed.