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Saturday: Give Blood, Get Washington Capitals Swag

The Caps and Inova Blood Donor Services will host the annual winter blood drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington.

Washington Capitals team captain Alex Ovechkin practices at Kettler in May. (Patch file photo)
Washington Capitals team captain Alex Ovechkin practices at Kettler in May. (Patch file photo)
Written by Jason Spencer (Editor)

The Washington Capitals and Inova Blood Donor Services will host their annual winter blood drive from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington.

Those who give blood will get a Jay Beagle bobblehead and a Capitals T-shirt, according to a news release.

Patients in area hospitals require more than 250 blood products every day of the year, the release states. A single donation can save up to three lives, treating everyone from trauma patients to surgery patients, newborns, cancer patients and transplant patients.

Interested? Make an appointment now by calling 866-256-6372 or visit inova.org/donateblood and enter "Washington Capitals" as the sponsor name.

Donating blood takes about an hour. 

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