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Show your Gamecock or Tiger pride at second annual Grand Strand Carolina Clemson Blood Battle

South Carolina Blood Services Region

November 6, 2013

CONTACT: Frecia Ammons, 843-995-4555,

             |  @scredcrossblood



Show your Gamecock or Tiger pride at second annual Grand Strand Carolina Clemson Blood Battle

American Red Cross Partners with Local Radio Stations for Annual Blood Battle


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Nov. 4, 2013—The Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers will soon take to the football field for the annual rivalry game. Before the teams meet up on the gridiron, the American Red Cross, Sports Radio 100.3 The Team and Sunny 103.1 invite you to show your school spirit by giving blood. 


Whether your blood runs garnet or orange, donate a pint of blood and cast your vote for your favorite team at the Grand Strand Carolina Clemson Blood Battle Nov. 19-27 at the Red Cross Myrtle Beach Donation Center in the Carolina Forest Shopping Plaza, 3681 Renee Dr., unit #4.


Donation center hours are as follows: Tuesday and Friday from 7:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from noon-6:30 p.m.


All presenting donors will receive a commemorative Blood Battle T-Shirt plus a chance to win a $1,000 gift card through the Red Cross “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” promotion.


To schedule an appointment to donate blood call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit


Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in 54 hospitals. Approximately 500 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demand.


Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.


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About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.