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University of South Carolina Victorious in 28th Annual Blood Drive

South Carolina Blood Services Region

November 16, 2012
 

 

CONTACTS:

Jamie Muldrow

Phone: 803-251-6034 (office), 803-446-7743 (cell)

Email: jamie.muldrow@redcross.org

Twitter: @scredcrossblood

 

Kelly Moore

803-331-3629 (cell)

Email: kelly.moore@redcross.org

 COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 16, 2012 —Carolina and Clemson wrapped up their 28th annual blood drive Friday, Nov. 16, resulting in a five-year consecutive win for the University of South Carolina over Clemson University. The 2012 Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive took place on both campuses Nov. 12-16 with students, staff, faculty and fans casting votes for their favorite team by donating blood.

 

This year’s event was a very close competition, with a total of 7,189 donors presenting to give blood, 3,655 for Carolina and 3,534 for Clemson. Carolina’s victory this year brings the current standings to a tie with each school having 14 blood drive wins. The University of South Carolina will be awarded the coveted blood drive trophy at the Carolina-Clemson football game Nov. 24 at “Death Valley” (Clemson Memorial Stadium). 

 

The Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive is held annually the week before the Carolina-Clemson football game. The drive comes at the start of the holiday season when the blood supply typically weakens. Over the past 28 years of competition, the universities have collected more than 90,000 units of blood, potentially saving more than 270,000 lives.

 

Eligible donors can still show their Gamecock or Tiger spirit and receive a commemorative Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive T-shirt by giving blood now through Nov. 25 at the following blood drives and at the American Red Cross Donation Center, 2751 Bull St., Columbia.

 

11/21/2012

Kershaw County Hospital

1315 Roberts St.

Camden

11:00 AM

4:00 PM

11/21/2012

SC Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

1410 Boston Ave.

West Columbia

9:00 AM

2:00 PM

11/21/2012

Lowman Home

2101 Dutch Fork Road

White Rock

11:00 AM

4:00 PM

11/23/2012

Aiken Mall

2441 Whiskey Road S.

Aiken

11:00 AM

4:00 PM

11/23/2012

Dutch Square Center

421 Bush River Road

Columbia

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

11/24/2012

First Baptist Church of Lexington

415 Barr Road

Lexington

10:00 AM

3:00 PM

11/25/2012

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

2350 Augusta Hwy.

Lexington

9:00 AM

2:00 PM

 

 

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 permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in 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. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information about blood donation.

 

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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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.