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WACH Fox, 92.1 The Palm and 94.3 Carolina Country Present 7th Annual “Drive for Life” at the Village at Sandhill

South Carolina Blood Services Region

July 5, 2012
 

The American Red Cross, WACH Fox, 92.1 The Palm and 94.3 Carolina Country urge blood donors to become a lifesaver to patients in need at the 7th annual “Drive for Life” blood drive 1:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in the community room (near JC Penney) at the Village at Sandhill on Clemson Road. The American Red Cross currently has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types.

 

All participating blood donors will get an American Red Cross tumbler cup, an opportunity to meet some of their favorite TV and radio personalities, free food throughout the day, and a chance to win:

 

  • Prizes from WACH Fox, 92.1 The Palm and 94.3 Carolina Country
  • $3,000 gift card through the Red Cross “Super Summer Save” promotion

 

To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code driveforlife or call 803-251-6025. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

It is often difficult to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients during the summer months. With schools out and families on vacation, it’s even more important that those who are eligible to donate come forward to give the gift of life.

 

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, and platelets can be donated every seven days or up to 24 times a year.  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.