American Red Cross \\\\\\\"Bikers Want Your Blood\\\\\\\" Blood Drive
From July 08, 2013 10:00 am until July 08, 2013 7:00 pm Save to calendar
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6th Annual “Bikers Want Your Blood” Summer Blood Drive
With summer officially here, many individuals’ plans for their summer activities and vacations are well underway. After all, summer is a time to create lifelong memories. For many, those summer memories include donating blood at the annual American Red Cross “Bikers Want Your Blood” blood drive.
This year’s “Bikers Want Your Blood” blood drive, the sixth year for the event, will be Monday, July 8, at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.Va., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Area residents are urged to schedule an appointment or walk in to donate blood. The goal of this important blood drive is 300 successful blood donations. Those coming in to the blood drive will receive a special “Bikers Want Your Blood” t-shirt (while supplies last) and special refreshments.
Those who come to donate will also have the opportunity to enter to win great prizes donated by area businesses. In addition, blood donors may park at no charge in the parking garage; inividuals will need to bring their parking stub in to the blood drive to be validated.The blood drive is sponsored by the Bellaire Warthogs and Sentinels Motorcycle Clubs. Music will be provided by Soul Bridge.
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.