Mystics & Inova Blood Services Join Forces For Drive

WHO: Washington Mystics and Inova Blood Donor Services

WHAT: Mystics Blood Drive

WHEN: Saturday, August 6

WHERE: Verizon Center (601 F St. NW)

TIME: 8:00 am-3:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Mystics and Inova Blood Donor Services have joined forced to host a blood drive on Saturday, August 6 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at Verizon Center prior to the Mystics’game against the New York Liberty. The blood drive will aim to raise awareness and resources for sickle cell anemia. Participants in the drive will receive a Crystal Langhorne bobblehead and t-shirt courtesy of Inova Blood Donor Services.

One blood donation can save up to three lives in our community. More than 200 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year-round, by patients at the 15 hospitals served by Inova Blood Donor Services. Blood and platelets help many people, including trauma patients, surgery patients, newborn babies, cancer patients and transplant patients.

Donors can make an appointment now by calling 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or sign up online at www.inova.org/donateblood. There is limited space available and appointments are required. The entire donation process takes approximately one hour.

About Inova Blood Donor Services

Inova Blood Donor Services collects blood at blood drives and four donor centers in Northern Virginia. Appointments to donate blood are required. To schedule an appointment call 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) or visit www.inova.org/donateblood.

About the Washington Mystics

The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The group also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's Patriot Center.