Loudoun County, VA — On October 15, 2017, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Sigma Mu Mu Chapter,held its annual Dr. Charles R. Drew Blood Drive. The Brothers partnered with the Inova Blood Donor Services Center of Sterling,Virginia. The initial goal was to have 17 donors give blood. However a total of 26 donors signed up. Almost half of the donors were members of the community who walked in after being encouraged to volunteer by Brothers outside of the building. Inova officials appreciated and recognized the good work of Sigma Mu Mu for bringing in so many donors. This is important because donors are needed now more than ever. The demand for blood is increasing while blood donation levels are decreasing.
The Inova Blood Donor Services Center supplies lifesaving blood and blood products to 24 different hospitals in Northern Virginia and throughout the Washington metropolitan area. They also work with national and international redistribution organizations. The Inova team looks forward to and is eager to again work with Sigma Mu Mu at next year’s blood drive.
Once again, Sigma Mu Mu demonstrated its commitment to service in Loudoun County. By leading this worthy effort to raise awareness of the need for an increase in the blood supply, the Brothers helped to save live