EASY TWEET: Help @Redskins players & @InovaBlood save lives by donating blood on Saturdayin the team’s indoor practice facility at Redskins Park

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins and Inova Blood Donor Services will host their spring blood drive on Saturday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the team’s indoor practice facility at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va.

The spring blood drive is part of Inova’s “Give Local, Save Local” campaign, which aims to drive awareness around the importance of blood donation by hosting a series of co-branded blood drives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Redskins players including linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and tight end Niles Paul are scheduled to attend as well as Redskins Cheerleaders.

All donors will have the opportunity to participate in Redskins Play 60 activities, pose with the Super Bowl trophies and receive a free t-shirt and vouchers on behalf of Chick-Fil-A and Alamo Drafthouse.

For more information or to sign up to donate blood, visit

Inova Blood Donor Services supplies 24 hospitals in Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro area with lifesaving blood and blood products.  One blood donation can save up to three lives.

To give blood, donors must be feeling generally well on the day of their donation, be at least 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and not have donated whole blood in the past eight weeks (56 days) or double red cells in the past 112 days. The donation process takes approximately one hour.

Aspects 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, blood pressure and hemoglobin (iron level) are measured. For more information about eligibility requirements or to sign up online, call 1-866-BLOODSAVES or visit

Media availability for the blood drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Media interested in attending the event should contact Susanna Nickell of Redskins Public Relations at 615-347-8891or to obtain a credential. Any questions regarding the blood drive should also be directed to Nickell.



ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.

ABOUT INOVA BLOOD DONOR SERVICES: Inova Blood Donor Services is part of the award-winning not-for-profit Inova Health System, which consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes and mental health and wellness centers. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. The mission of Inova Blood Donor Services is to provide a safe and adequate blood supply for patients in the diverse community it serves.