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in the news July 26, 2012

Virginia Tire & Auto Partners with Inova Blood Donor Services to Host August “Quarts for a Pint” Blood Drives

(Fairfax, VA – December 12, 2012) – Virginia Tire & Auto (www.vatire.com), the Fairfax-based leading full-service provider of automotive maintenance, repair and tire services, is pleased to announce a partnership with Inova Blood Donor Services (IBDS) as it hosts a blood drive on Monday, August 27 from noon-6 pm at the Ashburn/Dulles (44285 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA) and Centreville (14611 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA) facilities. Customers who donate blood will receive a voucher for a FREE oil change at any of its 11 locations (or $30 off any service).

“Virginia Tire & Auto’s partnership with Inova Blood Donor Services is an opportunity for us, and our customers, to give back to the community and help to ensure there is a safe and adequate supply of blood available,” said Julie Holmes, Vice President, Virginia Tire & Auto. “We are happy to be coordinating a blood drive at our facilities; this is a vital program that allows Virginia Tire & Auto, and its customers, to be a part of the IBDS life-saving team.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Virginia Tire & Auto for this community outreach program; partnerships with community members are vital, as IBDS collects approximately 60-70 percent of its blood from local blood drives,” states Brenda Tingen, Account Manager, Fairfax County, Inova Blood Donor Services. “With the Labor Day holiday weekend approaching, we encourage donors to donate, especially O types, so we have an adequate inventory of blood supplies for emergencies that are typical of a holiday weekend.”

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will are welcome at the two Virginia Tire & Auto facilities:

Virginia Tire & Auto – Ashburn/Dulles
44285 Ice Rink Plaza
Ashburn, VA 20147
To schedule your appointment visit inova.org/donateblood, click donate blood 2x, and enter sponsor code 8000
or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES.

Virginia Tire & Auto – Centreville
14611 Lee Hwy
Centreville, VA 20121
To schedule your appointment visit inova.org/donateblood, click donate blood 2x, and enter sponsor code 8000
or call 1-866-BLOODSAVES.

IBDS will treat donors to a T-shirt and a chance to win a new iPad. The bloodmobiles will be located in front of the two facilities

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