Red Cross host successful Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day

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Wheeling W.Va. (WTRF)- The 34th Annual Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day took place on Monday at Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack and Showroom.

American Red Cross officials say they were in critical need of blood supply following the holidays.

Along with free t-shirts and refreshments, donors received Michael’s Meanies.

So, you come down and we give you that and you can use that to squeeze when you’re donating blood today.

Linda Carroll of Michael’s Meanies

The event was dedicated to the late attorney, Jim Bordas.

We were really touched and honored that they dedicated this drive to my dad. We’ve sponsored this drive for five to six years now and during the last year of his life — to see the blood transfusions, platelet transfusions that he needed and sometimes the supply was low. And for people to come out, to see so many people there giving blood and looking out for others was really heartwarming.

Jamie Bordas, Bordas & Bordas

Phyllis Riccadonna of the American Red Cross says Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day brought in 180 units of blood.

Visit the redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment at an upcoming blood drive.

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