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Governors and federal officials need a plan to share the limited supplies of ventilators and personal protective equipment for hospital staff we've got to figure out how to best allocate some of these limited resources and this overwhelming demand take you away on WTOP news Virginia hospital center receiving a sizable donation we hear of surgical masks and gallons from Arlington based there about university the school's department of nursing has donated five hundred fifty surgical masks one hundred ten isolation gal sixty full body suits and seven reusable goggles Virginia hospital center is currently accepting donations of goggles hand sanitizer face shield medical isolation gowns bleach bleach wipes but only an unopened boxes the hospital is also accepting donations of individually packaged food be a restaurant and catering companies Virginia hospital center says the public can help too by giving blood donations across the country have dropped significantly they say and you are not at risk of contracting covert nineteen from donating blood it's one oh seven on your Wednesday morning northern Virginia alone may need multiple field hospital sites this to accommodate a big projected surge of hospitalizations over the next two months now WTOP has learned where those sites are actually planned a national conference center in Latin they don't expose center in Fairfax county and the George Mason University facility in the city of Fairfax since William county executive Chris Martino the second tier of US sites that includes the Hilton garden inn and the esco Commons speaker hole at GMU at the science and technology campus and then additional facilities at the GMU campus in Fairfax all these would come after hospitals have added beds in existing facilities and campuses what's not clear is how these would be staffed or supplied since nationwide shortages remain and hospitals don't have extra technicians doctors or nurses the states considering using volunteers the National Guard or other solutions Max Smith WTOP news Friday will.

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