Newsroom Archive

South Carolina Blood Services Region

June 11, 2015
The summer may be hot, but blood donors can cool off with a sweet treat when they come out to save lives. The American Red Cross, News 2, Z93 Jamz, and Ben & Jerry’s invite donors to “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” on Thursday, June 25 in Mount Pleasant and Summerville.
June 8, 2015
The phrase “gift of life” holds special meaning for Daniel Leftridge. The Florence father witnessed how blood helped his baby girl just months after she was born. He encourages community members to give blood to help save the lives of patients like his daughter at the WBTW News 13...
June 3, 2015
For many, summer is a season synonymous with fun in the sun, a trip to the beach or a break from schoolwork. But for the Red Cross, the summer season presents one of its toughest challenges: collecting enough blood to meet patient needs.
May 20, 2015
The American Red Cross urges donors to choose their day to give hope to patients in need by donating blood or platelets during the “100 days of summer. 100 days of hope.” campaign, officially sponsored by Suburban Propane.
May 12, 2015
A local Boy Scout is asking people to give blood to help patients with a rare form of anemia. Hunter King, 16, is raising awareness about Diamond Blackfan anemia, a disease that requires patients like his cousin to need frequent blood transfusions. Hunter encourages people to give blood May 21...
May 7, 2015
  NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Start summer by giving back and grilling out. The American Red Cross invites the Charleston community to enjoy a classic summer pastime while helping save lives by giving blood at the fourth annual Give and Grill blood drive. The event is Tuesday, May 26 from...
May 5, 2015
The Columbia Police Department and Columbia Fire Department are challenging each other — and the community — to give blood at the fourth “Boots and Badges” blood drive May 22 to 26. The multi-day event is scheduled for the critical Memorial Day holiday period, a time when...
April 27, 2015
This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.   The Leaders Save Lives program encourages...
April 20, 2015
Emeline Carlisle was just 2 years old when second- and third-degree burns sent her to the emergency room. Thanks to the blood donations from strangers, Carlisle is alive today and encouraging the community to give blood at the Fox 24 and NASH FM 96.9 blood drive on April 30 in North Charleston.
April 17, 2015
The American Red Cross celebrated its dedicated volunteers at an annual volunteer appreciation event Thursday in Columbia. Held during National Volunteer Week, the event honored exemplary volunteers in the Central South Carolina region who selflessly give their time, money and blood to fulfill the...