The American Red Cross and area media are joining forces for the 30th annual Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive to be held on Monday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the WesBanco Arena located at 2 14th St. in Wheeling.


The blood drive, which began in 1985, comes at a time when the Red Cross has issued an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to help prevent a shortage of blood products this January.


Walk-ins are welcome, but donors are encouraged to make an appointment to donate blood at using sponsor code mediaday, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App.