Notes: Inova hosting blood drive at Del Ray Farmer’s Market on Saturday

Good Friday morning, Alexandria!

☀️ Today’s weather: Expect mostly sunny skies and a high of 54 degrees, accompanied by west winds at 7 to 17 mph and gusts up to 24 mph. As the evening approaches, the sky will remain mostly clear with temperatures dropping to around 37 degrees and a northwest wind of about 11 mph.

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Inova Bloodmobile (via Inova Blood Donor Services/Facebook)

Inova Blood Donor services will be on-hand at the Del Ray Farmer’s Market this Saturday.

Inova says that there’s a “critical shortage of blood, especially type O, due to increased usage in treating patients with critical injuries,” and will be hosting a number of blood drives throughout the region.

“Donations of any blood type, but particularly those with type O blood, could be the vital support these patients require,” Inova said in a release. “By donating, you directly impact lives and help replenish the blood supply to meet this urgent demand.”

Inova’s “Bloodmobile” will be at 2309 Mount Vernon Avenue from 8 a.m. to noon.

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