(Updated at 3:15 p.m.) Local volunteer fire and rescue departments have teamed up with Inova Blood Donor Services to hold blood drives.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said that the blood drives will help boost blood supplies, which are “at dangerously low levels and dropping” in the county and U.S.
“Inova Blood Donor Services is taking all precautions as it relates to COVID-19,” according to the post. “There will be plenty of space to spread out and use appropriate social distancing.”
The full list of locations is online. Below is the information for the Tysons-area blood drives:
- Thursday, March 26: 1-7 p.m. at McLean Volunteer Fire Department (1455 Laughlin Ave)
Monday, March 30: 1-7 p.m. at Vienna Volunteer Fire Department (400 Center Street S.)all slots full
- Wednesday, April 22: noon-7 p.m. at Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (2148 Gallows Road)
The blood drives will be held in the fire station parking lots. To lower the risk of spreading the virus to firefighters and paramedics, people won’t be able to access the fire stations.
We're practicing social distancing, but our @InovaBlood blood drive today and next week are 100% full! Thank you to the blood donors who are helping us and @InovaHealth save lives! pic.twitter.com/2RTcmDVc3o
— Vienna VFD (@ViennaVFD) March 25, 2020
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