Urgent Call for Blood Donations Issued

Ebony Scott
August 11, 2017

The American Red Cross overcome a chronic late-summer blood shortage by donating on Monday, Aug. 28, at Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness in Pawleys Island.

In August, regular donors may delay giving because of vacations and back-to-school activities.

Those who donate platelets now through August 31 will be given a $25 Home Depot card and a $5 Target card. Donors can also complete pre-reading and health history questions online at Red Cross RapidPass and print out the form on the day of the blood drive. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. Appointments can be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visitingredcrossblood.org or calling 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800- 733-2767). Appointments will take priority, but walk-ins are welcome.

To locate a drive near you log onto or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS
To locate a drive near you log onto or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS

All donors are welcome at the blood drive. About 80 percent of blood donations made to the Red Cross are through blood drives set up by community organizations, groups and businesses such as Suburban Propane. In addition to having a valid ID, blood donors must be healthy, be at least 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.

For more information, visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit Twitter at @RedCross.

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