Save-a-Life Day 2021

NEW DATES for West Virginia Save-a-Life Day


Seventeen counties will participate in West Virginia Save-a-Life Day, a free naloxone event including Berkeley, Boone, Cabell, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Logan, Marion, McDowell, Mercer, Monongalia, Morgan, Ohio, Putnam, Wayne, Wetzel, and Wyoming counties. Earlier this year, Raleigh, Fayette, Greenbrier, and Wood counties hosted their first free naloxone days.

See a full map of sites here: https://bit.ly/WVSaveaLife2021Map 

By the end of 2021, West Virginia counties which accounted for 80% of fatal overdoses in 2020 will have hosted a free naloxone day. 

More than four out of every five fatal overdoses in West Virginia in 2020 involved an opioid. Naloxone is a powerful and proven antidote for reversing opioid overdoses. 2021 marks the 50th year naloxone has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

Participating Counties and Points of Contact: 


If your organization would like to join Save-a-Life Day planning efforts, contact Rachel Thaxton at Rachel.M.Thaxton@wv.gov. ​