On Wellness in WV

With the arrival of Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood to help ensure sufficient supplies over the holiday weekend.

Those who present to donate from August 26 through September 9 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, and all donors will walk away with the instant gratification that they may be helping to save more than one life.

“The summer may be coming to an end, but the work of the Red Cross is far from over,” said John Hagins, CEO of the Red Cross Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region. “As you make plans for this Labor Day holiday, please also make time to give blood and help patients who depend on your lifesaving donation.”

While thousands of people answered the call for blood donations issued by the Red Cross earlier this summer, an urgent need remains for types O negative, A negative and B negative blood. The summer months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood donations to keep pace with patient needs.

“Patients in local hospitals often can’t take a break to enjoy the holiday,” Hagins said. “But blood donors can give these patients a chance to enjoy this time with family and friends – simply by rolling up a sleeve.”

To help spur additional donations over the Labor Day weekend, all presenting blood donors from August 30 through September 2 will also receive a complimentary Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Live a story. Give a story. Donate blood. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org/summer for more information and to make an appointment to help save lives.

How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Monday, August 26, 2013

**2RBC**  Grayson, KY: 1 to 6 p.m., First Church of Christ, 287 Pomeroy Street

**2RBC**  Nitro, WV: 2 to 7 p.m., Nitro Moose Lodge 565, 101 1st Avenue

**2RBC**  Oak Hill, OH: 1 to 7 p.m., Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, 205 East Cross Street

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Huntington, WV: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 1111 Veterans Memorial Boulevard

**2RBC**  Morehead, KY: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Carl D. Perkins Community Center, Flemingsburg Road

**2RBC**  Parkersburg, WV: 1 to 6 p.m., Broadway Church of the Nazarene, 901 Broadway Avenue

**2RBC**  Portsmouth, OH: Noon to 6 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 610 4th Street

**2RBC**  South Charleston, WV: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thomas Memorial Hospital, 4605 MacCorkle Avenue SW

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

**2RBC**  Charleston, WV: 7 a.m. to Noon, American Electric Power, 404 29th Street West

**2RBC**  Charleston, WV: 1 to 7 p.m., St. Matthews Episcopal Mathes Hall, 36 Norwood Road

**2RBC**  Pomeroy, OH: 1 to 6 p.m., Mulberry Community Center, 260 Mulberry Avenue

 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Charleston, WV: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., CAMC Women & Childrens, 800 Pennsylvania Avenue

**2RBC**  Huntington, WV: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marshall University Memorial Student Center, Room 2W40, One John Marshall Drive

**2RBC**  Huntington, WV: Noon to 6 p.m., American Red Cross, 1111 Veterans Memorial Boulevard

**2RBC**  Jackson, OH: Noon to 6 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 251 Powell Drive

 

Friday, August 30, 2013

**2RBC**  Franklin Furnace, OH: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Big Sandy Superstore Distribution Center, 8375 Gallia Pike

**2RBC**  Owingsville, KY: 2 to 8 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1954 E. Highway 36

**2RBC**  Parkersburg, WV: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Red Cross, 3210 Dudley Avenue

 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

**2RBC**  Rarden, OH: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rarden Community Center, 1663 Main Street

 

Monday, September 2, 2013

**2RBC**  Crown City, OH: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 3570 Teens Run Road

**2RBC**  Parkersburg, WV: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Parkersburg Blood Donation Center, 3210 Dudley Avenue

**2RBC**  Vienna, WV: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wayside United Methodist Church Fellowship Center, 3001 Grand Central Avenue

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

**2RBC**  Huntington, WV: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cabell Huntington Hospital, 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard

**2RBC**  Huntington, WV: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 1111 Veterans Memorial Boulevard

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Portsmouth, OH: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Southern Ohio Medical Center, 1805 27th Street

**2RBC**  Rush, KY: 2 to 7 p.m., Kilgore United Methodist Church, 14630 St. Rt. 854

**2RBC**  Vienna, WV: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Ohio Valley University, 1 Campus View Drive

 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

**2RBC**  Charleston, WV: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Charleston Newspapers, 1001 Virginia Street East

**2RBC**  Hurricane, WV: 2 to 7 p.m., First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2635 Main Street

**2RBC**  Seth, WV: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sherman High School, 10008 Coal River Road

 

Friday, September 6, 2013

**2RBC**  Ashland, KY: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Fire Station, 1021 Carter Avenue

**2RBC**  Chapmanville, WV: Noon to 6 p.m., Town of Chapmanville Town Hall, 329 W. Tiger Lane

**2RBC**  Parkersburg, WV: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 3210 Dudley Avenue

 

Monday, September 9, 2013

**2RBC**  Charleston, WV: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., State Government Workers  Building 7, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East

**2RBC**  New Boston, OH: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Daymar College, 3879 Rhodes Avenue

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