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UPCOMING COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES - March 2014
Posted February 27, 2014
|Accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks and the Food and Drug Administration, the Regional Medical Center's Blood Assurance Program is one of two independent, community-based blood donor programs in South Carolina. |
Since blood is a vital resource that requires constant replenishment, the Regional Medical Center depends on the active participation of community members and organizations to meet the blood needs of patients.
Each blood donation can help save up to three lives. Blood can be donated every eight weeks. Most medications are acceptable such as blood pressure and cholesterol medications. Diabetics, who are non-insulin dependent, are also eligible to donate.
All blood collected at the Regional Medical Center's Blood Donor Center and on the RMC Bloodmobile stays in the community. RMC's Bloodmobile allows access to many community blood donors who would not otherwise be able to participate.
To set up an appointment to donate blood, to ask about hosting a Blood Drive, or for any other information, please contact RMC Blood Assurance Coordinator Kathleen O'Kane by clicking here or by calling 803-395-2419 (toll free in S.C. 800-476-3377, ext. 2419).
NEW: To decrease wait times, appointments may now be made online by visiting the Blood Assurance Program page on this website and clicking on the box located in the upper left hand side of Blood Assurance Program page (you will need to know your donor ID#).
Below is a listing of upcoming RMC Blood Drives being hosted by community groups, organizations and industry members of RMC's Blood Assurance Program.
|Who is eligible to donate blood?|
Most healthy adults are eligible to donate blood and must meet certain criteria.
To donate blood, you must:
Be in good health
Weigh at least 110 pounds
Be at least 18 years old
(16 & 17 year-olds may donate with written parental permission)
Pass physical and health
| UPCOMING COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES|
|Wed., March 5||Claflin University (Orangeburg)||11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thurs., March 6||Calhoun Academy (St. Matthews)||8:00 am - 2:00 pm |
|Fri., March 7||Manning High School (Manning)||9:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|Wed., March 12||Albemarle (Orangeburg)||7:30 am - 4:30 pm|
|Thurs., March 13||Tobul Accumulator (Bamberg)||10:00 am - 12:30 pm|
|Thurs., March 13||SCDOT (Bamberg) ||1:00 pm - 4:30 pm|
|Fri., March 14||Calhoun County High School (St. Matthews)||8:00 am - 2:00 pm |
|Wed., March 19||St. George Baptist Church (Orangeburg)||4:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Thurs., March 20||SCDOT (Orangeburg)||1:00 pm 4:30 pm|
|Wed., March 26||Ghents Branch Baptist Church (Denmark)||3:00 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Thurs., March 27||Tri-County Electric Cooperative (St. Matthews)||8:00 am – 11:00 am|
|Thurs., March 27||Cablecraft Motion Controls (St. Matthews) ||12:30 pm - 2:30 pm|