Blood drives this week

Local - 12/15/2013 4:36 PM by Rachael Cardin

BECKLEY - To give the gift of life during the holiday season is a great way to help out an organization that is always in need.

The American Red Cross will be conducting blood drives Wednesday and Thursday. The need for blood is constant and the supply the Red Cross has right now is not where it needs to be. Organizers said that if you want to give a gift this season, give the gift of life to someone who needs a blood unit to make it through. The American Red Cross will be holding a drive at their Beckley office on Wednesday, and another drive in Summersville on Thursday.

Scott Hill, coordinator for the American Red Cross said, "when you come into the Red Cross we don't ask you to get into your wallet at all. We're asking for a donation that's truly the gift of life. There's not a blood aisle in the Walmart... if you've received a unit, somebody has donated that unit. Every 2 seconds someone needs a blood product and we need your help this holiday season"

For more information or to fin out how you can donate...just call 1- 800- RED CROSS.


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