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The Blood Connection Partners with The City of Charleston to Host Emergency Blood Drive

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The Blood Connection (TBC) has partnered with The City of Charleston and the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown for an emergency holiday blood drive on December 22nd to make sure Lowcountry hospitals are stocked with life-saving blood products over the holidays.

All blood donors will receive a $20 eGift card, an exclusive holiday t-shirt, and will be entered into a raffle for an “evening out” gift basket. You can make an appointment at thebloodconnection.org/charlestongives.

As the primary provider of blood products for Lowcountry hospitals, including the Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Trident Health System, and MUSC, TBC relies on community blood donors to ensure there is an adequate and stable blood supply to treat patients in need. Hospitals report the demand for blood increases over the holiday season, with more people traveling, leading to more traumas. An increased need, coupled with lower donor turnout over the holidays, makes the need for blood donors of all blood types even more critical. The demand is highest for O-negative and O-positive blood types.

“During the season of giving, we encourage anyone who is considering giving blood, if you have any questions about it, please reach out to The Blood Connection and find a local blood drive,” said Jodell Jenkins, Executive Director of Cardiovascular Services, Trident Medical Center. “That is the one thing we can all do to help save lives.”

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