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ABC News 4, 98 Rock and The Bridge 105.5 Sponsor “Pink & Red Really Do Go Together” Blood Drive in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

South Carolina Blood Services Region

September 21, 2012
 

CONTACT: Candy Oliver, 843-509-4393, candace.oliver@redcross.org

 

Charleston, S.C., Sept. 17, 2012 – ABC News 4, 98 Rock, The Bridge 105.5 and the American Red Cross invite you to give the gift of life at the “Pink & Red Really Do Go Together” blood drive in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event will take place 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the following locations:

 

Northwoods Mall (side court near Dillards)

2150 Northwoods Blvd.

 

Citadel Mall (center court by JCPenney)

2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

 

To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ABCNews4 or call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767). Walk-ins are welcome. 

 

The first 50 presenting donors will receive a complimentary pass to Boone Hall Fright Nights. Plus, all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win a $1,000 gift card through the Red Cross “Give Something That Means Something” promotion.

 

Thousands of blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients, and children with blood disorders. These patients and others rely on lifesaving blood products during their treatment, and those whose lives may be touched by your generosity will be forever grateful.

 

The Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in more than 54 hospitals. Approximately 500 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demands.

 

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given every seven days, up to 24 times a year. Most healthy people who are 17 years of age (or 16 with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood to the Red Cross. Donors who are 18 years and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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.

 

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