Blood Assurance Programs

Blood Donations & Transfusion Services

RMC's Blood Assurance Program logoThe Regional Medical Center Blood Assurance Program exists to meet the transfusion needs of RMC patients. Since blood is a vital resource that requires constant replenishment, the Blood Assurance Program depends on the active participation of community members to meet the 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.

There is no substitute for human blood; it cannot be manufactured in a lab. Blood for transfusions MUST come from other people.

Female nurse prepping IV for elderly female patient.How to Donate

The Blood Assurance Program has a donor center located at the hospital and a bloodmobile for scheduled blood drives. All blood collected stays in the community.

The Blood Assurance Program Donor Center are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. Appointments appreciated; walk-ins welcomed.To set up an appointment, to ask about hosting a blood drive, or for more information, please call 1-803-395-2419 (toll free in S.C. 1-800-476-3377, ext. 2419).

To decrease wait times, appointments can also be made online.

Blood Assurance Program Locations