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“Fall Into Giving” with 97.5 WCOS and 104.7 WNOK

South Carolina Blood Services Region

September 18, 2013
 

CONTACT: Jamie Muldrow, 803-251-6034, jamie.muldrow@redcross.org

 

Columbia, S.C., Sept. 18, 2013 — Join us for the “Fall Into Giving” blood drive 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, sponsored by 97.5 WCOS and 104.7 WNOK at the American Red Cross Donation Center, 2751 Bull St., Columbia.

 

All presenting donors will receive a prize pack valued at more than $40 including:

 

  • Free Red Cross baseball cap
  • Coupon for a free haircut courtesy of SportClips
  • Coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich
  • One-week free pass from Gold’s Gym

 

Plus, everyone who presents to give blood will automatically be registered for a chance to win a free pair of tickets to three upcoming concerts in the Columbia area.

 

In addition, all presenting donors will automatically be entered in a drawing for the chance to win a $1,000 gift card through the Red Cross “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” promotion.

 

To schedule an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code clearchannel or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Appointments are encouraged; however, walk-in donors are welcome.

 

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 redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.