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The Reston Runners are teaming up with INOVA Blood Donation Services here with us this weekend to address the critical blood shortage caused by the recent snow storms. The runners, who have been planning a 5-mile run and 3-mile walk from Fountain Square, are encouraging runners and patrons of Reston Town Center to give blood on January 9th following the run.

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The Reston Runners at Fountain Square, Reston Town Center. Photo courtesy of the Reston Runners Website. Photo by Kishan B.

“We are hopeful that Reston Runners can make a difference on Jan 9th with a big turnout of donors,” said a representative from the Reston Runners.

The INOVA Blood Donation Services supplies 15 hospitals in the metropolitan area, and the blood supply at any given time constitutes only about 30-50% of the need and in an emergency.

The bloodmobile will be on site next to the Reston Town Center Pavilion on Saturday, January 9th from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may schedule your appointment time by calling 1.866.256.6372 or online at www.inova.org/donateblood. Panera Bread is donating indoor space for registration – we want you to stay warm! For more information about race training after giving blood, visit the Reston Runners online.

Donating Blood at Reston Town Center

The bloodmobile is onsite here at Reston Town Center regularly on the 4th Tuesday of each month from noon – 7:30pm. Schedule appointment times by calling 1-866-256-6372 or online here. The bloodmobile will be located beside the Pavilion near Williams-Sonoma. On site registration is always available as well. Thank you for donating blood!

Mark Your Calendars for Winter/Spring Donation Dates:

January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 25

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Established in 1990, beautiful Reston Town Center is an acclaimed outdoor venue offering more than 50 retail shops, 30 restaurants and a 13-screen cinema. At the center’s hub, the Pavilion hosts special events, concerts, festivals throughout the year and ice-skating in winter.  For more information on shopping, dining and events at Reston Town Center, visit www.restontowncenter.com, find it on Facebook, follow on Twitter(RestonTownCntr), read the blog “WhereOutsideIsIn.com”, sign up for the E-News or call 703-689-4699. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Directions: From I-495, take I-66 west to the Dulles Toll Road (Exit 67, Route 267 West) to Reston Parkway (Exit 12). Turn right on Reston Parkway then left on New Dominion Parkway (4th light).

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