MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – 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 hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 24, in the Bruce McClymonds Conference Center. The event supports Central Blood Bank, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital’s supplier for blood products. 

Every participating donor who mentions the code TRAVEL MUG will receive a stainless steel travel mug, while supplies last.

Appointments are recommended. To make an appointment, please:

  • visit, click “Make an Appointment,” and search with group code W4310004,
  • download the Central Blood Bank Mobile App for your smartphone, or
  • call Rachel at 412-209-7241.

To save time at your appointment, complete your health history questionnaire online using DonorPass. The questionnaire must be completed on the same day as your donation. To begin the questionnaire, visit

The Bruce McClymonds Conference Center is located on the first floor of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute in the newly opened southeast tower of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. Donors are asked to park in the patient and visitor area and use the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute main entrance. 

The next blood drive is scheduled for Monday, June 12.

For more information: Sarah Wisniewski, Communications Specialist, 304-293-7087