Many people sitting in hospitals in our area need your help and you can give the gift of life on Monday, July 11, at the Blades and Badges Blood Drive at WesBanco Arena.
The Wheeling Nailers, and Wheeling Police and Fire Departments are all teaming up with the Red Cross to host the blood drive between 10a.m. and 6p.m.
If you’d like to donate, but you’re afraid you don’t have the time; the Red Cross has a new way to register to get you in and our sooner, “We have a new system now and it’s called rapid pass, where they can go online and put in their own medical history, which saves about 15 minutes for the donation,” said Phyllis Riccadonna, Donor Recruiter for the American Red Cross.
To register to donate blood you can visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800- RED CROSS and use the sponsor code: WHEELING.
You’re also encouraged to drink plenty of liquids and have a bite to eat before donating.