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Virginia Blood Services to become part of the American Red Cross

- Blood Systems has signed an agreement which will begin the process of transferring Virginia Blood Services, a Blood Systems blood center, to the American Red Cross. We  will work diligently to ensure the needs of … Continue reading

Bring a Friend, Be The Difference

- Help us rebuild our community blood supply after the recent inclement weather!  Bring a friend (a new or lapsed donor) and you both will receive a “Be The Difference” Sweatshirt when you visit any community … Continue reading

Type O Negative

- WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE NEED FOR O NEGATIVE BLOOD. Your blood type is O negative. You can donate red blood cells to all blood types, making you the universal red cell donor! Since O negative red … Continue reading

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Take Action: Donate Platelets

- Donating platelets takes a little longer than donating whole blood, so kick back, get comfortable and relax with a movie on one of our iPads! All of our Community Donor Centers have Netflix accounts and … Continue reading

Give Platelets. Give Hope.

- Did you know that specific blood types are best utilized for platelet donations? Some cancer treatments cause a loss of platelets. These specialized blood cells help control blood clotting. When platelet levels fall too low, … Continue reading

Sickle Cell Awareness

- September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month Virginia Blood Services is committed to working to improve patient care for sickle cell patients in the communities we serve. There is an increased need for research and treatment … Continue reading

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Saving Lives Takes All Types

- Click the preview image to download the Saving Lives Takes All Types brochure in PDF format.

Saving Lives From Start to Finish

- Click the preview image to download the Saving Lives From Start to Finish brochure in PDF format.

First Time Donor

- Click the preview image to download the First Time Donor brochure in PDF format.

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