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Plant the Seed of Hope this September

- During the month of September, Virginia Blood Services will encourage donors and the community to “plant the seed of hope” by donating blood in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness. Blood is made up of three … Continue reading
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Travel Alert for Mosquito Borne Infections

- Travel to certain regions in the tropics and some areas in the United States may put you at risk of getting mosquito-borne infections. Of most concern at this time are tropical diseases caused by Zika, … Continue reading
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Visit Donor-Rita-Ville!

- Back by popular demand, Summer in Paradise: Donor-Rita-Ville with Virginia Blood Services is going on during the month of July. With blood donors on vacation, and high schools and colleges hosting fewer blood drives, the … Continue reading
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Music Saves Lives

- Virginia Blood Services is partnering with Music Saves Lives to give you a chance to hang out with the bands you love when the 2016 Vans Warped Tour comes to town on July 6th at … Continue reading
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Virginia Transfusion Medicine Seminar

- On May 26, Virginia Blood Services, the Institute of Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) and the University of Virginia Health System will host the Virginia Transfusion Medicine Seminar in Charlottesville, VA. Leaders from the transfusion medicine industry will … Continue reading
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April is Donate Life Month

- April is Donate Life Month! Did you know that patients undergoing an organ transplant will need blood during the procedure? Here’s a look at how much blood is needed depending on the procedure: Liver Transplant … Continue reading
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February is Heart Health Month

- During the month of February, ITxM blood centers will encourage donors and the community to “love their heart” by educating them about heart health awareness.   The American Heart Association has defined what it means … Continue reading
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Think Pink. Think Platelets.

- 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
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

- Spring is finally here!   You can put away the shovels, the salt and dust off your baseball glove because Virginia Blood Services wants to send you to a Washington Nationals home game! Present to … Continue reading
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Every Day is #TBT

- We invite you to come celebrate the past with us! VBS is giving donors, like you,  the chance to get a “Throw Back T-shirt” when they visit a community donor center or mobile drive, while … Continue reading