With the advancing hurricane and evacuations expected, The Blood Connection needs blood donors to make a blood donation today to ensure supply is available to meet the anticipated need.
“We are asking donors to help us get ahead of the anticipated weather,” said TBC President and CEO Delisa English. “Hospitals are already requesting extra blood in order to be prepared, and we’re expecting to get requests from other areas that are unable to collect blood.”
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 give at any one of TBC’s donation centers or visit the website to find a blood drive. To make an appointment, please call 1-800-392-6551 or go to www.thebloodconnection.org.
Following is a list of donation 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; and 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville.