Every two seconds, someone needs blood, platelets, or plasma to survive. These patients depend on blood donors to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life.

WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital is sponsoring two blood drives this week.

The first blood drive is Tuesday, March 6, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the WVU Medicine Information Technology Center.

Appointments are recommended for the blood drive. To make an appointment, visit centralbloodbank.org, click “Make an Appointment,” and search with group code W4310007. You can also download the Central Blood Bank mobile app for your smartphone or call Brenda at 304-598-4093, ext. 72774.

The second blood drive, sponsored by the WVU School of Pharmacy and American Pharmacists Association, is Thursday, March 8, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center atrium, located on the first floor.

Appointments are recommended for the blood drive. To make an appointment, visit centralbloodbank.org, click “Make an Appointment,” and search with group code W4310008. You can also download the Central Blood Bank mobile app for your smartphone or call Rachel at 412-209-7241.