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Live.Give.Life. youth program helps students make a difference during the summer months

South Carolina Blood Services Region

June 2, 2014
 

 

Media contact: Jamie Muldrow, 803-251-6034, jamie.muldrow@redcross.org

@SCRedCrossBlood  |  redcrossblood.org

 

Live.Give.Life. youth program helps students make a difference during the summer months

 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 2, 2014) — The American Red Cross relies on high school and college blood drives to collect up to 20 percent of all blood donations during the school year. When the last school bell rings and summer vacation officially kicks off, donations among students typically decline. But hospital patients in need can’t take a summer vacation from needing a lifesaving blood transfusion.

 

Students can have a rewarding summer this year by hosting a blood drive and recruiting peers to give through the Red Cross Live.Give.Life. youth program. The program was created to increase summer donation opportunities for 16- to 24-year-old donors from June 1 through Aug. 31.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

6/8/2014

Northwood Baptist Church

2200 Greenridge Dr.

Charleston

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

6/15/2014

Trident Baptist Church

100 Plantation Road

Goose Creek

12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

6/18/2014

Nucor Steel

1455 Hagan Ave.

Huger

2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

6/21/2014

The Hindu Temple of Charleston

1740 Jervey Ave.

Charleston

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

6/24/2014

Edisto Community

414 Jungle Road

Edisto Island

1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

6/28/2014

Church of Christ at Goose Creek

539 Old Moncks Corner Road

Goose Creek

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

6/30/2014

Summerville Family YMCA

208 West Doty Ave.

Summerville

2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

 

Visit redcrossblood.org/livegivelife or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to learn more about the Live.Give.Life. program and how students can participate.

 

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 driver’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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