WMBF News and Quantum Radio Partner with Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Carrabba’s for “Swing into Giving” Blood Drive

March 27, 2013

Myrtle Beach, S.C., March 6, 2013 — WMBF News, Quantum Radio, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Carrabba’s invite area residents to the “Swing into Giving” blood drive 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 28, at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.


All presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt, two tickets to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game, free food from Carrabba’s prepared on site, plus a chance to win an autographed baseball from the Texas Rangers.


To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code WMBF or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins are welcome. 


The 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 demands. Blood can be donated every 56 days. Platelets can be given every seven days, up to 24 times a year.  




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 permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in 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 join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.