“Blades and Badges” blood drive held at WesBanco Arena

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The Wheeling Nailers are teaming up with the Wheeling Police and Fire Departments and the American Red Cross to host the Blades and Badges Blood Drive at Wesbanco Arena Monday.

Officials with the Red Cross say they are in emergency need of donations of all blood types.

The summer months are a critical time for the Red Cross. While schools and universities are on summer vacation, their blood supply is not as rapidly replenished.

They say they thought by teaming up with the Nailers, people would be more excited to donate.

“A couple years ago we decided to find out what kind of extra ‘umf’ we can add to the blood drive, and the Nailers were a perfect choice,” said Adam Reaves, Donor Recruitment District Manager. “Coming off a really good season, the excitement kind of naturally roles into the summer. It is the off-season, but some of that pomp and circumstance from the reason rolls into the summer. So, help folks by coming out and giving blood.”

If you would like to donate, you can head down to Wesbanco Arena until 6 p.m. on Monday.

You can also visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS and register your medical history ahead of time.

This saves donors about 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure to use to sponsor code “Wheeling.”

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