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AABB celebrates National Blood Donor Month, partners with Inova to host blood drive

AABB joins blood centers in celebrating National Blood Donor Month (NBDM) and those who selflessly donate blood and platelets for patients in need of transfusion. Since 1970, blood centers have observed NBDM in January with the goal of increasing blood and platelet donations during this period, since a reduction in donor turnout can put the nation's blood inventory at a critical low. As part of its NBDM celebration, AABB will partner with Inova Blood Donor Services to host a mobile blood drive outside of AABB's national office in Bethesda, Md., on Jan. 14. The Association will also showcase its theme for NBDM -- "Give Red, Give Life" -- in several initiatives.