The Wheeling Nailers are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the "Blades and Badges Blood Drive," on July 7 at WesBanco Arena. According to the Red Cross, someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds in the United States and there's a 97 percent chance that either you or someone you know will need a blood transfusion in their life.
Marianne Stampinato, with the Red Cross, said, "You could eventually be helping a family, a neighbor, or someone you've never met, but whoever it is, they'll be grateful that you've taken the time to come in and donate blood." Any blood type is appreciated but the Red Cross is looking specifically for, B negative, A negative and O negative which is the universal donor.
The "Blades and Badges" Blood Drive will be held on Monday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at WesBanco Arena. There will be free parking and free baby-sitting services. The Red Cross prefers residents schedule an appointment either at redcorss.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.