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Columbia Area Red Cross Partners with Midas of the Midlands for for Donor Week

South Carolina Blood Services Region

March 26, 2012
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2012

CONTACT: Jamie Muldrow, 803-251-6034, muldrowjb@usa.redcross.org

 

 

Columbia Area Red Cross Partners with Midas of the Midlands

for Donor Week

 

Columbia, S.C.— Midas of the Midlands invites blood donors to give the gift of life through blood and platelet donation during the “Midas of the Midlands Donor Week”. The event will take place April 2-7, 2012 at the Columbia Donor Center, located at 2751 Bull St.

 

Donation center hours are as follows:

 

Blood donation hours:
Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Platelet donation hours:
Sunday: 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

All presenting donors will receive a coupon redeemable for $5 off any oil change service at one of the seven South Carolina Midlands Midas locations. In addition, all presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win a $1,000 gift card through the Red Cross “Spring Into Giving” promotion.

 

To schedule an appointment, please call Kimberly Reaves at (803) 251-6007 or visit redcrossblood.org.

 

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American 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 demand.

 

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 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.

 

 

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