Newsroom Archive

South Carolina Blood Services Region

July 5, 2016
The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.
June 27, 2016
The American Red Cross is teaming up with Cumulus radio stations to call on blood donors to give before the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The second annual Cumulus Cares blood drive is Thursday, June 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station’s downtown headquarters at Gervais and Sumter streets.
June 21, 2016
With the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaching, the Families of Highway Fatalities and the American Red Cross are hosting a statewide blood drive to raise awareness about the importance of highway safety while honoring those who have lost their lives on South Carolina roadways. 
June 17, 2016
The American Red Cross is urging eligible blood donors to beat the heat with a free pint of ice cream when they come to give blood on June 23 in Mount Pleasant and Summerville.
June 16, 2016
Martha Herbert never thought that she would be on the receiving end of a blood bag. The longtime Florence blood donor nearly died in a serious accident in 2015, and she needed blood to help save her life. “I’m lucky to be alive and lucky to have received blood,” Herbert said....
June 15, 2016
The American Red Cross is facing one of its most challenging seasons for blood donation and is calling on the community for help. The seventh annual Famously Hot blood drive aims to help increase blood donations this summer, a time when donations decline. Columbia-area donors are urged to give...
June 8, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 23, 2016
The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness campaign, sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 12, 2016
One local couple is asking for an unusual birthday gift from the Charlestonians this year: pints of blood.
May 12, 2016
The Columbia Police Department, Columbia Fire Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are facing off for a lifesaving cause. The agencies are challenging each other — and the community — to give blood at the fifth “Boots and Badges” blood drive on Friday,...