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Donor Stories

I lost my beautiful son Willis Clay Williams II on the morning of 07/28/2011.  Willis was 19 and a wonderful young man.  During his fight for life he was taken to Palmetto Richland Hospital’s emergency room.  There he was given more than 6 units of blood.  Surgeons and staff did everything in their power to save Willis but he passed that morning.  I will forever be grateful to the many Red Cross donors that provided the blood donations used in the attempt to save my son’s life.

 

I have been a donor since the age of 19 and know just how vital these gifts are.  That is why as Valentine’s Day approached, my first without Willis, I wanted desperately to do something in his memory.  In the quiet of my home I received the idea to give back the gift that Willis was given just over six months ago.

 

Although I am unable to physically give my son a Valentine’s Day gift anymore, I can give the gift of life that courses through my veins; blood.  Willis’s spirit lives with me always and I will for the rest of my life continue to honor him.

 

—Dorothy Lorraine Williams
 

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What's Happening

Come out to give blood or platelets Sept. 5-7 for a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last!
Knock one out of the park for patients in need by giving blood before a baseball game.
Students ages 16-24 can participate in the Leaders Save Lives program to earn gift cards and scholarships!
 

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August 25, 2015
Sumter’s first responders are facing off in an epic battle for blood – all to support patients in need. The Red Cross is teaming up with Sumter’s Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), County Sheriff’s Office, and Sumter-Lee Regional Detention...
August 25, 2015
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a...
 

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