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American Red Cross partners with WPDE News Channel 15 for “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” blood drive

South Carolina Blood Services Region

June 6, 2014
 

CONTACTS: Frecia Ammons, 843-995-4555, frecia.ammons@redcross.org (Myrtle Beach)

Chasity Humphries, 843-992-4808, chasity.humphries@redcross.org (Florence)  

 

Twitter: @SCRedCrossBlood  |  Website: redcrossblood.org

 

American Red Cross partners with WPDE News Channel 15

for “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” blood drive

 

MYRTLE BEACH and FLORENCE, S.C. (June 6, 2014) —The American Red Cross and WPDE News Channel 15 invite members of the community to help save lives at the “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” blood drive Wednesday, July 16.

 

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Magnolia Mall (Sears Court), 2701 David McLeod Blvd., in Florence and Coastal Grand Mall (HealthFinders), 2000 Coastal Grand Circle, in Myrtle Beach.

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code WPDE or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-722-2767). Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Eligible donors are invited give hope to patients in need by rolling up a sleeve and donating lifesaving blood. All presenting donors at the “100 Days of Summer. 100 .Days of Hope.” blood drive will receive a free box of Girl Scout cookies, while supplies last.

 

Vacations and summer activities often result in a decline in blood donations during the summer. In fact, during the months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what patients need.

 

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. A blood donor card or Dr.r’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

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