12/10/2013 5:43 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - The American Red Cross is asking folks to give the ultimate present this holiday season - blood.
Someone needs blood product every two seconds across America, according to Donor Representative Scott Hill. Several blood drives were cancelled Tuesday because of the weather, so Hill is asking donors to come forward and make up for these cancellations.
Hill said people often forget to donate during the holiday season. “When you have the opportunity to donate, we really need it as a community,” he said.
The Beckley Donor Center will host a blood drive Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For a list of locations near you, call 1-800-Red-Cross or click here.