|"Growing a Network of Heroes" Saving Lives Through Blood Donation ...
UPCOMING COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES
Posted April 25, 2013
|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).
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 17 years old
(with written parental permission)
Pass physical and health
| UPCOMING COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVES|
|Wed., May 1||Phoenix Specialties (Bamberg) ||8:00 am - 1:00 pm|
|Thurs., May 2||District Office-Orangeburg Consolidated School District #5 (Orangeburg) ||9:00 am - 11:30 am|
|Thurs., May 2||SCDOT (Orangeburg) ||1:00 pm - 4:30 pm|
|Tues., May 7||DHEC (Orangeburg) ||9:00 am - 11:30 am|
|Tues., May 7||SCDOT (Bamberg) ||1:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
|Wed., May 8||Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Thurs., May 9||Lake Marion High School (Santee)||8:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|Fri., May 10||Calhoun County High School (St. Matthews)||8:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|Mon., May 13||Mayer Industries (Orangeburg) ||9:00 am - 11:30 am|
|Tues., May 14||RMC Primary Care (187 Bunch Ford Road, Holly Hill)||9:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Wed., May 15||Albemarle (Orangeburg)||7:30 am - 4:30 pm|
|Sat., May 18||Health & Job Fair: Gov. Haley's Clarendon County Day (Manning High School, Manning, SC)||10:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|Tues., May 21||Bethune-Bowman High School (Bowman)||8:00 am - 1:00 pm|
|Wed., May 22||North High School (North)||8:00 am - 2:00 pm|
|Thurs., May 23||Lions Club at Orangeburg County Council on Aging (Orangeburg) ||3:00 pm - 7:00 pm|