American Red Cross seeking healthy, flu-free donors after hurricanes cause shortage

MORGANTOWN — The American Red Cross is in need of blood and platelets, but officials remind all potential donors  they must be healthy — and flu-free — to help.
One way to make sure you’re well enough to donate is by getting a flu shot, officials said.
Donors may give blood at any time after receiving the vaccination. The only requirement is  he or she has no fever or symptoms of the flu.
Feeling fine and want to help out? You can make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, online at or by calling 800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

To continue reading, log into your account or explore our subscription options:

More News

Cops and Courts
Officers discuss responsibilities and challenges
What are the duties of a law enforcement officer? According to Preston County Sheriff Dan Loughrie, officers are responsible for the tax office, civil process, home confinement, law enforcement and court security/transport.
August 17, 2019 - 10:22 pm
Cops and Courts
MPD increases presence in school zones
Its that time of year, when driving in Morgantown becomes a lot more hazardous, time-consuming and frustrating, but theres no excuse to break traffic laws just because youre in a hurry, according to local law enforcement.
August 17, 2019 - 10:17 pm
Latest News
Mon County Fair Photo Gallery
Fair-goers beat the rain Wednesday night to enjoy the third day of the Mon County Fair.
August 14, 2019 - 10:13 pm
Latest News
‘No major changes’ to Sabraton Sheetz according to company spokesman
The Sheetz convenience store at 1901 Earl L. Core Road in Sabraton is slated to re-open Sept.
August 13, 2019 - 11:36 pm