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ABC News 4, 98 Rock, Bridge 105.5 and Chick-fil-A Team Up for American Red Cross “Give More Blood, Eat More Chicken” Blood Drive

South Carolina Blood Services Region

May 16, 2013
 

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

 

ABC News 4, 98 Rock, Bridge 105.5 and Chick-fil-A Team Up for American Red Cross “Give More Blood, Eat More Chicken” Blood Drive

 

Charleston, S.C., May 1, 2013 – ABC News 4, 98 Rock, The Bridge 105.5 and Chick-fil-A invite blood donors to the “Give More Blood, Eat More Chicken” blood drive 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Northwoods Mall (side court near Dillards), 2150 Northwoods Blvd. in Charleston and at Citadel Mall (center court by JCPenney), 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in Charleston.

 

All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt and a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich. Plus, all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win free Chick-fil-A for a year.

 

To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ABCNEWS4 or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are welcome. 

 

The Red Cross encourages people who are in good health to donate so that hospital patients have the blood and platelets they need to make a full recovery. Blood is needed to help treat a variety of patients including accident victims and individuals undergoing surgery and cancer treatment.

 

The 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 demands.

 

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given every seven days, up to 24 times a year.

 

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How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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 (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. A Red Cross blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification, are required at check-in. 

 

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.