American Red Cross Holds Day after Christmas Blood Drive at Aiken Mall

December 21, 2012

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AIKEN, S.C., Dec. 20, 2012—This holiday season, the American Red Cross invites you to give something that means something. Give the gift of hope through blood donation 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Aiken Mall, 2441 Whiskey Road South.


The need for blood remains constant during the holiday season, but busier schedules, holiday travel and other seasonal activities can leave little time to donate. Discover the true meaning of giving this holiday season by giving blood.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter sponsor code: AIKENMALL.


All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross long sleeve T-shirt and will be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card through the Red Cross “Give Something That Means Something” promotion.


“Only when volunteer donors make time to help save a life can we be sure that blood is available for those in need,” said Ryan Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region. “Giving blood to help others is a wonderful way to give something meaningful this holiday season. Please add making a blood donation to your holiday to-do list.”


Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), 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 join our blog at