Newsroom Archive

South Carolina Blood Services Region

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,...
May 11, 2016
The American Red Cross is hoping baseball fans will hit a home run for the community by joining its lifesaving work. The Red Cross will join the Columbia Fireflies on May 17 as the Fireflies’ “Community Organization of the Game.” Volunteers and staff members will be at the 7:05 p...
May 11, 2016
When you give blood, you can be a hero to patients in need. The American Red Cross encourages Charleston-area residents to uncover their inner hero while honoring our country’s heroes at a May 26 blood drive with ABC News 4 and iHeartMedia’s Y102.5. The May 26 blood drive will be held...
April 26, 2016
May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for trauma patients and others with serious medical needs. Each year, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department...
April 21, 2016
The American Red Cross is teaming up with Fox 24 and 95SX to offer donors a lifesaving opportunity. Community members are invited to give blood on Thursday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Northwoods Mall, 2150 Northwoods Blvd in Charleston. Right now, blood donations are being delivered to...
March 31, 2016
April is National Volunteer Month, and the American Red Cross is seeking Columbia and Charleston-area volunteers for a unique opportunity: helping deliver lifesaving blood products to hospitals for patients in need.
March 23, 2016
The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood...