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The Citadel Athletics and The Blood Connection Invite Charleston Community to Donate Blood at the Johnson Hagood Stadium

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Citadel Athletics will once again host The Blood Connection (TBC) on campus for a blood drive. The athletics department at the military college in Downtown Charleston and The Blood Connection are inviting members of the Charleston community as well as Citadel alumni to come give blood alongside cadets at the Altman Center inside the Johnson Hagood Stadium on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021.

The partnership had a successful launch on September 22nd on campus and inside the Johnson Hagood Stadium. The Blood Connection was pleased to see hundreds of cadets give blood.

“It was great to see The Blood Connection staff engaged with our cadets. It’s a win-win proposition,” says the Associate Athletics Director for External Operations for The Citadel Athletics, Kevin Olivett.

Now, TBC is hoping to see the partnership grow and expand into the surrounding community. TBC is the primary provider of blood products to Lowcountry hospitals including Trident Medical Center, Roper St. Francis, and MUSC hospitals. So, when donors give blood with The Blood Connection, they are saving local lives. One blood donation can save up to three lives.

“Our partnership with The Citadel Athletics has been an incredible one thus far,” said Delish English, President and CEO of The Blood Connection. “The success of our first blood drive shows how dedicated cadets and the Charleston community are to doing good and giving back. Lowcountry hospitals are able to save hundreds more lives because of this partnership, and that’s incredible.”

The blood drive on Tuesday, October 12th, is from 8 am to 5 pm. It is open to cadets as well as the community. Appointments are preferred and can be made here.

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