September 15, 2019

CAPS: Washington Capitals Host Winter Blood Drive

Donating Blood = Saving Lives  Thank you to the Caps fans whom have donated blood in the past making the Caps Inova Blood Drives the most successful blood donation campaign hosted by any sports team in the Washington, DC area.

“Donating blood makes a significant difference and helps save lives,” said Capitals defenseman Mike Green, who was involved in a previous blood drive. “This is an important issue where everyone can help. I encourage all Caps fans to come out, participate and help others.”

WHO:  CAPS FANS NEEDED! 

WHAT: INOVA and Washington Capitals Winter Blood Drive

WHERE: Kettler Capitals Iceplex – 627 N. Glebe Road, Suite 800, Arlington, VA  22203

WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HOW: Donors can make an appointment now by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or sign up online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button (on the right side), and use sponsor code 7441 to find the Capitals drive. Appointments are required and walk-ins will not be permitted to donate. There is limited space available – only the first 500 fans to sign up will be able to participate. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour.

WHY:  The gift of life. And as a bonus: Donors will receive a limited edition Slapshot bobblehead and a t-shirt.

In addition donors will have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Slapshot from 9-10 a.m., 12-1 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. in a winter wonderland scene. One free photo and a picture frame will be provided to each donor.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO FOR DONORS:

To give blood, you must be feeling generally well on the day of your donation, be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the past eight weeks (56 days). There is a one week wait to donate after any tattoos or body piercings. There are other factors that may affect your eligibility to give blood; any questions can be answered by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES or by visiting www.inova.org/donatebloodAspects of each potential donor’s health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measureOne blood donation can save up to three lives and there is an immediate need for all blood types. More than 250 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year-round, for patients in area hospitals. Blood and platelets help many people, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. Inova Blood Donor Services is the major supplier of blood products in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

NATS: Washington Nationals 2nd Summer Blood Drive

Washington Nationals Team Up With Inova Blood Donor Services
for Second Blood Drive of the Summer

WHAT: The Washington Nationals, in partnership with Inova Blood Donor Services, will host their second blood drive of the summer on Saturday, August 25 in the Nationals Park Conference Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those who donate blood will receive two tickets to a future Nationals game and an exclusive Nationals T-shirt, as well as opportunities to win autographed memorabilia and take a behind-the-scenes tour of Nationals Park.

Inova Blood Donor Services supplies lifesaving blood and blood products to 15 different hospitals in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Blood donations make a difference in the lives of cancer patients, trauma patients, newborns suffering from complications, as well as those undergoing surgery or receiving an organ transplant. More than 250 units of blood are required daily to meet the needs of local patients and as many as three lives may be saved with every donation.

Appointments to donate blood are required. Interested donors should call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (256-6372) or visit inova.org/donateblood.

WHEN: Saturday, August 25
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Nationals Park Conference Center – 1500 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

PARKING: Blood donors may park for FREE in Nationals Park’s Lot B, located at the corner of South Capitol Street and N Street, SE. Donors should enter the ballpark through the Center Field Gate.

CAPS: Washington Capitals Host Summer Blood Drive

Donating Blood = Saving Lives  Thank you to the Caps fans whom have donated blood in the past making the Caps Inova Blood Drives the most successful blood donation campaign hosted by any sports team in the Washington, DC area.

“Donating blood makes a significant difference and helps save lives,” said Capitals defenseman Mike Green, who was involved in a previous blood drive. “This is an important issue where everyone can help. I encourage all Caps fans to come out, participate and help others.”

WHO:  CAPS FANS NEEDED! 

WHAT: INOVA and Washington Capitals Summmer Blood Drive

WHERE: Dulles Donor Center – 45745 Nokes Boulevard, Suite 160, Dulles, VA 20166

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

HOW: Donors can make an appointment now by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or sign up online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button (on the right side), and use sponsor code 7441 to find the Capitals drive. Appointments are required and walk-ins will not be permitted to donate. There is limited space available – only the first 500 fans to sign up will be able to participate. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour.

WHY:  The gift of life. And as a bonus: Fans that attempt to give blood that day will receive a Matt Hendricks bobblehead and jersey t-shirt.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO FOR DONORS:

To give blood, you must be feeling generally well on the day of your donation, be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the past eight weeks (56 days). There is a one week wait to donate after any tattoos or body piercings. There are other factors that may affect your eligibility to give blood; any questions can be answered by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES or by visiting www.inova.org/donatebloodAspects of each potential donor’s health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measureOne blood donation can save up to three lives and there is an immediate need for all blood types. More than 200 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year-round, for patients in area hospitals. Blood and platelets help many people, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. Inova Blood Donor Services is the major supplier of blood products in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

Washington Nationals Summer Blood Drive

Washington Nationals pitcher Ross Detwiler and Inova encourage fans to come out to Nationals Park on June 30 and donate blood:

Donating Blood = Saving Lives  Thank you to the Nats fans whom have donated blood in the past and have signed up for the upcoming Nats Inova Blood Drive. All of the appointments for this drive are filled per INOVA website.

WHO:  NATS FANS! 

WHAT: INOVA and Washington Nationals Summer Blood Drive

WHERE: Nationals Park Conference Center – 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Blood donors may park for free in Lot B at Nats Park and enter ballpark through Third Base Gate.

WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HOW: Donors can make an appointment now by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or sign up online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button (on the right side), and use zip code 20003 to find the Nationals drive. Appointments are required and walk-ins will not be permitted to donate. There is limited space available – only the first 500 fans to sign up will be able to participate. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour.

Update: All appointments have been filled.

WHY:  The gift of life.  And as a bonus: Fans who donate blood will receive a T-shirt, two (2) tickets to a future Nationals home game, a behind the scenes guided tour of the ballpark during the blood drive and an opportunity to enter a raffle for autographed Nationals merchandise and premium tickets with a unique on-field experience.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO FOR DONORS:

To give blood, you must be feeling generally well on the day of your donation, be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the past eight weeks (56 days). There is a one week wait to donate after any tattoos or body piercings. There are other factors that may affect your eligibility to give blood; any questions can be answered by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES or by visiting www.inova.org/donatebloodAspects of each potential donor’s health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measureOne blood donation can save up to three lives and there is an immediate need for all blood types. More than 200 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year-round, for patients in area hospitals. Blood and platelets help many people, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. Inova Blood Donor Services is the major supplier of blood products in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

CAPS: Washington Capitals Host Second Spring Blood Drive

Donating Blood = Saving Lives  Thank you to the Caps fans whom have donated blood in the past making the Caps Inova Blood Drives the most successful blood donation campaign hosted by any sports team in the Washington, DC area. With another 300 units of blood, Caps fans will have saved over 15,000 lives since 2008.

“Donating blood makes a significant difference and helps save lives,” said Capitals defenseman Mike Green, who was involved in a previous blood drive. “This is an important issue where everyone can help. I encourage all Caps fans to come out, participate and help others.”

WHO:  CAPS FANS NEEDED! 

WHAT: INOVA and Washington Capitals Second Spring Blood Drive

WHERE: The Gardens Ice House – 13800 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel, MD  20707

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HOW: Donors can make an appointment now by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or sign up online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button (on the right side), and use sponsor code 7441 or zip code 22203 to find the Capitals drive. Appointments are required and walk-ins will not be permitted to donate. There is limited space available – only the first 500 fans to sign up will be able to participate. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour.

WHY:  The gift of life.  And as a bonus: The first 250 fans to schedule an appointment and attempt to give blood that day will receive a Karl Alzner bobblehead and jersey t-shirt.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO FOR DONORS:

To give blood, you must be feeling generally well on the day of your donation, be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the past eight weeks (56 days). There is a one week wait to donate after any tattoos or body piercings. There are other factors that may affect your eligibility to give blood; any questions can be answered by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES or by visiting www.inova.org/donatebloodAspects of each potential donor’s health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measureOne blood donation can save up to three lives and there is an immediate need for all blood types. More than 200 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year-round, for patients in area hospitals. Blood and platelets help many people, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. Inova Blood Donor Services is the major supplier of blood products in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

CAPS: Spring Blood Drive March 17

Updated 03/06/2012: All appointments are booked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donating Blood = Saving Lives  

Thank you to the Caps fans whom have donated blood in the past making the Caps Inova Blood Drives the most successful blood donation campaign hosted by any sports team in the Washington, DC area. Caps fans have saved over 12,000 lives since 2008.

“Donating blood makes a significant difference and helps save lives,” said Capitals defenseman Mike Green, who was involved in a previous blood drive. “This is an important issue where everyone can help. I encourage all Caps fans to come out, participate and help others.”

WHO:  CAPS FANS NEEDED! 

WHAT: INOVA and Washington Capitals Annual Fall Blood Drive

WHERE: Kettler Capitals Iceplex - 627 N. Glebe Road, Suite 800, Arlington, VA  22203

WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HOW: Donors can make an appointment now by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or sign up online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button (on the right side), and use sponsor code 7441 or zip code 22203 to find the Capitals drive. Appointments are required and walk-ins will not be permitted to donate. There is limited space available – only the first 500 fans to sign up will be able to participate. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour.

WHY:  The gift of life.  And as a bonus: All fans who attempt to give blood that day will receive a Karl Alzner bobblehead and t-shirt. 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO FOR DONORS:

To give blood, you must be feeling generally well on the day of your donation, be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the past eight weeks (56 days). There is a one week wait to donate after any tattoos or body piercings. There are other factors that may affect your eligibility to give blood; any questions can be answered by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES or by visiting www.inova.org/donatebloodAspects of each potential donor’s health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measureOne blood donation can save up to three lives and there is an immediate need for all blood types. More than 200 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year-round, for patients in area hospitals. Blood and platelets help many people, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. Inova Blood Donor Services is the major supplier of blood products in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

CAPS: Fall Blood Drive Nov. 5

Donating Blood = Saving Lives  

Thank you to the Caps fans whom have donated blood in the past making the Caps Inova Blood Drives the most successful blood donation campaign hosted by any sports team in the Washington, DC area. 

“Donating blood makes a significant difference and helps save lives,” said Capitals defenseman Mike Green, who was involved in last fall’s blood drive. “This is an important issue where everyone can help. I encourage all Caps fans to come out, participate and help others.”

WHO:  CAPS FANS NEEDED! 

WHAT: INOVA and Washington Capitals Annual Fall Blood Drive

WHERE: Kettler Capitals Iceplex - 627 N. Glebe Road, Suite 800, Arlington, VA  22203

WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HOW: Donors can make an appointment now by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or sign up online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Click on the “Schedule an Appointment” button (on the right side), and use sponsor code 7441 or zip code 22203 to find the Capitals drive. Appointments are required and walk-ins will not be permitted to donate. There is limited space available – only the first 500 fans to sign up will be able to participate. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour.

WHY:  The gift of life.  And as a bonus: All fans who attempt to give blood that day will receive a bobblehead and jersey T-shirt. 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO FOR DONORS:

To give blood, you must be feeling generally well on the day of your donation, be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated blood in the past eight weeks (56 days). There is a one week wait to donate after any tattoos or body piercings. There are other factors that may affect your eligibility to give blood; any questions can be answered by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES or by visiting www.inova.org/donatebloodAspects of each potential donor’s health history are discussed as part of the donation process before any blood is collected. Each donor receives a brief examination during which temperature, pulse, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measured.

One blood donation can save up to three lives and there is an immediate need for all blood types. More than 200 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year-round, for patients in area hospitals. Blood and platelets help many people, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients. Inova Blood Donor Services is the major supplier of blood products in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

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