WACH Fox, 92.1 FM The Palm and 94.3 FM The Dude present “Drive for Life” at the Village at Sandhill
South Carolina Blood Services Region
Rolanda Hankins, 803-251-6025 (office), 803-665-3271 (cell), Rolanda.Hankins@redcross.org
WACH Fox, 92.1 FM The Palm and 94.3 FM The Dude present
“Drive for Life” at the Village at Sandhill
Ninth annual blood drive scheduled for Thursday, July 17
COLUMBIA, S.C., June 6, 2014 – The American Red Cross invites you to help save lives this summer by donating blood at the 9th annual “Drive for Life” blood drive sponsored by WACH Fox, 92.1 FM The Palm and 94.3 FM The Dude.
The event will take place 1:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at PLEX Indoor Sports, 741 Fashion Drive, at the Village at Sandhill.
All presenting blood donors will receive:
· An American Red Cross T-shirt
· PLEX roller skating and Jumpin Jacks inflatable park passes
· Free food from Cici’s Pizza
· A chance to win free Carowinds passes
To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code driveforlife or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) Walk-ins are welcome.
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. By giving blood at the Famously Hot blood drive, donors will give patients in need hope and a chance to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Blood is needed for patients with many serious medical conditions. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients, organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all need blood. Patients don’t get a summer holiday or vacation from needing blood. The need is constant.
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.