Media alert from The Blood Connection:
The Blood Connection is asking blood donors to make a blood donation now to ensure supply is available to meet expected demand.
“We need donors to help us get ahead of the hurricane,” said TBC President and CEO Delisa K. English. “We don’t yet know what the impact will be, and we have the next few days to prepare. Hospitals are already requesting extra blood and we expect to get requests from other areas that will be affected.”
TBC’s mission is to ensure all hospital partners have the blood supplies needed for patients at any given time. Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent. To ensure that hospital needs for blood are uninterrupted, TBC is requesting whole blood and platelet donations. All blood types are needed.
Donors can donate at any one of TBC’s donation centers, or go to www.thebloodconnection.org to find a blood drive.
Following is a list of center locations: 435 Woodruff Road, Greenville; 341 Old Abbeville Highway, Greenwood; 1954 East Main Street, Easley; 1308 Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca; 270 North Grove Medical Park Drive, Spartanburg; 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville, NC; and 225 Airport Road, Arden, NC.
Every day, accident victims, patients with cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell disease and other illnesses need lifesaving transfusions. TBC’s mission is to ensure all hospital partners have the blood supplies needed for patients at any given time. Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent. TBC encourages both whole blood and platelet donations.
For more information, contact Donna Ehrlich at 704-534-3666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.