WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center hosts blood drive

WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center and Vitalant, one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit community blood services provider, will host a blood drive in October at the Ranson Civic Center.

The blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on October 2. The Ranson Civic Center is located at 432 West Second Avenue in Ranson. Although walk-ins are welcome, donors are encouraged to make an appointment online at vitalant.org or by calling 877-258-4825.  Use group code W4310012.

All participating donors will receive a free pepperoni roll from A Step in Time Bakery, a Vitalant water bottle and a $10 Bingo voucher from Independent Fire Company. Accompanying children will have the opportunity to tour a HealthNet Aeromedical Services helicopter and an Independent Fire Company truck.

Vitalant is the exclusive blood product supplier for all WVU Medicine hospitals. Blood donated at one of the Vitalant blood drives in the Eastern Panhandle comes back to Jefferson Medical Center and Berkeley Medical Center to treat patients locally.

This Vitalant blood drive is being sponsored by Jefferson Medical Center, American Public University System, Ranson Civic Center, Independent Fire Company, A Step in Time Bakery and HealthNet Aeromedical Services. For more information about the blood donation process or reward programs, visit www.vitalant.org.