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Children's National Medical Center Dedicates New Blood Donor Center
Date:6/19/2009

lood products have cancer, blood diseases, are undergoing surgery and organ transplantation, or were in accidents. Children needing cardiac surgery require fresh blood less than 7 days old.

The Blood Donor Center first opened in 1990 at Children's National. In 2006, Children's National began a mobile donation program with the Bloodmobile. The Bloodmobile travels to Washington, DC, area businesses and community centers to host blood drives.

Appointments to donate whole blood or platelets can be made online. To schedule a blood drive with the Bloodmobile, call 202.476.KIDS (5437).

Contact: Emily Dammeyer or Jennifer Leischer, 202.476.4500.

Children's National Medical Center, located in Washington, DC, is a proven leader in the development of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children's has been serving the nation's children for more than 135 years. Children's National is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit www.childrensnational.org. Children's Research Institute, the academic arm of Children's National Medical Center, encompasses the translational, clinical, and community research efforts
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