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Local residents host third annual Give and Grill blood drive and birthday celebration

South Carolina Blood Services Region

May 2, 2014

Contacts: Jamie Muldrow, 803-446-7743,

      Pat Hogan, 843-437-7423,





Local residents host third annual

Give and Grill blood drive and birthday celebration


NORTH CHARLESTON S.C., May 14, 2014 –The American Red Cross invites you to kick off your summer by attending the third annual Give and Grill blood drive and birthday celebration hosted by Charles and Missee Fox. By donating blood, you can give patients in need hope and a chance to create memories that will last a lifetime.


The event will take place 1:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in Park Circle, 4800 Park Place East, North Charleston.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit or call Charles or Missee Fox at 843-303-3334. Walk-ins are welcome.


This year’s Give and Grill blood drive will feature live music provided by Devon Gary on saxophone, John Tecklenberg on piano, Charlton Singleton on trumpet, Joe Wilson on guitar, and many more musician friends.


All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt and will be treated to a delicious catered meal.


“My wife, Missee, and I decided what better way to celebrate our birthdays than with a party to save lives in our hometown,” said Charles Fox, Give and Grill blood drive sponsor. “A large reason old and new friends come to our donation event is to enjoy the eats and treats, but most important, they want to give back to the community. If you got blood you deserve to donate it to help humanity.”


It is often difficult to collect enough blood donations to meet patient needs during the summer months when schools are out and many families are on vacation. The Red Cross encourages people who are in good health to donate so that hospital patients have the blood they need to make a full recovery. Blood is needed to help treat a variety of patients including accident victims and individuals undergoing surgery and cancer treatment.


How to donate blood

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.