Kick-Off the New Year in a Meaningful Way by Giving Blood

December 29, 2010


Columbia, S.C.—The American Red Cross invites you to kick off 2011 in a meaningful way: Give the gift of life to patients in need by donating blood.

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. During the winter months, the blood supply often suffers, but the need for blood is constant. Therefore, the Red Cross is encouraging donors to start the year off right by helping make sure the blood supply remains at an adequate level.

You may schedule your blood donation appointment online at or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Walk-ins are also welcome. Upcoming blood drives in your area:

12/30/10   11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.       Greenview Park, 6700 David St., Columbia

12/30/10   noon - 5:00 p.m.                 Wal-Mart, 556 Sunset Blvd., Lexington

12/30/10   10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.       CB Richard Ellis, 1333 Main St., Columbia

12/30/10   1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.         Columbiana Centre, 100 Columbiana Circle, Columbia


CONTACT:Jamie Muldrow, 803-251-6034 (office), 803-446-7743 (cell),