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Red Cross Blood Drive

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Celebrate March is Red Cross Month by giving the gift of life! Join us for the "Bring a Buddy" Blood Drive Blitz sponsored by Count on 2 News, WEZL 103.5 and the South Carolina Aquarium 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the following locations:

Omar Shrine Center

176 Patriots Point St.

Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Summerville Baptist Church

417 Central Avenue

Summerville, S.C.

American Red Cross - West Ashley Donation Center

2000 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

Charleston, S.C.

All presenting donors will receive a "buy one, get one free" coupon for admission to the South Carolina Aquarium and will automatically be entered in a drawing for the chance to win a $1,000 gift card to a home improvement store through the Red Cross "Building a Better Blood Supply" promotion.

Donors will also be treated to food and other incentives provided by Ben & Jerry's, Dunkin' Donuts, Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread, Raising Cane's Chicken, and Starbucks.

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

The demand for blood remains constant. The Red Cross encourages people who are in good health to donate so that hospital patients have the blood they need to make a full recovery.

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.  

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