May 23, 2019

Summer Season Starts in Downtown Silver Spring with a Fox 5 Zip Trip and Children’s National Health System

The summer season gets started when Fox 5 debuts their first 2019 Zip Trip in downtown Silver Spring. Everyone is invited to get in on the fun, which begins on Veterans Plaza located at One Veterans Place on Friday, May 24 beginning at 7:30 a.m.

To help serve an important need, Children’s National Health System will also participate by holding blood drive. Volunteers are asked to stop in to donate blood, which will help treat the more than 1,400 kids with sickle cell disease and many more chronic illnesses. Did you know that one unit of blood can help 4 to 5 children?

The blood drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. People can pre-register or they can walk-in to donate blood at the event. Online registration is available here or by calling 202-476-5437.

Remember, ALL donors should:
  • Eat breakfast prior to blood donation.
  • Drink at least 16 ounces of water prior to coming to donate.
  • Read eligibility requirements prior to scheduling an appointment.
  • Be free of flu and cold-like symptoms for at the least three days prior to donation.
Prospective donors must present photo identification (driver’s license, passport, employee/college ID with a picture) at time of donation.