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Give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day
Published:
6/4/2014 10:11:42 AM

The American Red Cross encourages all eligible donors to choose their day to help save lives by giving blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day.

Every year, on June 14, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day. The occasion raises awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and thanks voluntary blood donors for their lifesaving gifts of blood.

“World Blood Donor Day comes at a very important time each year,” said Ryan Corcoran, chief executive officer for the S.C. Blood Services Region. “Summer can be a challenging time for blood donations, with fewer donors available to donate blood due to busy summer schedules. World Blood Donor Day gives us an opportunity to highlight the need for blood during the summer months and year-round.”

World Blood Donor Day occurs on day 21 of the Red Cross 100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope. campaign. Corcoran added that it’s a perfect time for donors to help save lives and boost the blood supply for patients in need.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Donation center hours and upcoming blood donation opportunities by county:

West Ashley Donation Center, 2000 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Blood donation hours
Sunday: closed
Monday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Platelet donation hours
Sunday: 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Monday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Donation Center, 920 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
Blood donation hours
Sunday: closed
Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Platelet donation hours
Sunday: 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Monday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Berkeley
Charleston
6/4/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Benefitfocus, 100 Benefitfocus Way
6/10/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Total Quality Logistics, 146 Fairchild St. #141
6/12/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Blackbaud, 2000 Daniel Island Dr.

Goose Creek
6/12/2014: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Crowfield Baptist Church, 100 Hunters Cove
6/15/2014: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Trident Baptist Church, 100 Plantation Road
6/18/2014: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Wal-Mart, 605 St. James Ave.
6/28/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Church of Christ, 539 Old Moncks Corner Road

Moncks Corner
6/24/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: First Presbyterian Church of Moncks Corner, 419 W. Main St.
6/25/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Pimlico Community, 1603 Pimlico Blvd.

Charleston
Charleston
6/1/2014: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM: John Wesley UMC, 626 Savannah Hwy.
6/3/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Hagemeyer, 1460 Tobias Gadsden
6/3/2014: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Charles River Laboratories, 1023 Wappoo Road
6/5/2014: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM: VA Hospital, 109 Bee St.
6/6/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Trident Medical Center, 9330 Medical Plaza Dr.
6/7/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Iglesio Ni Cristo Church of Christ, 4018 Dorsey
6/8/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Dr.
6/9/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Physician's Auditorium Promenade, 66 George St.
6/11/2014: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM: First Federal of Charleston, 2400 Mall Dr.
6/13/2014: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: St. Francis Hospital, 2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr.
6/14/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Harley Davidson, 4707 Dorchester Road
6/18/2014: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave.
6/20/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Commission of Public Works, 1256 Supply St.
6/20/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Central Mosque of Charleston, 1082 King St.
6/21/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: The Hindu Temple of Charleston, 1740 Jervey Ave.
6/24/2014: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Charleston County Judicial Center, 100 Broad St.
6/25/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: MUSC Horseshoe, 171 Ashley Ave.

Mount Pleasant
6/2/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: All Saints Lutheran Church, 2107 N. Hwy. 17
6/8/2014: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM: The Church at LifePark, 1151 George Browde Blvd.
6/26/2014: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM: Omar Shrine Convention Center, 176 Patriots Point St.
6/27/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Mount Pleasant Waterworks, 1619 Rifle Range Road

North Charleston
6/6/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Select Health of SC, 4390 Belle Oak Dr.
6/11/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Park Circle Community Blood Drive, 1125 E. Montague
6/17/2014: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM: Northwoods Mall, 2150 Northwoods Blvd.
6/17/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: SCE&G Charleston and Aviation Business Park, 2695 Aviation Ave.
6/18/2014: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM: SAIC, 5617 N. Rhett
6/20/2014: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Camping World, 8155 Rivers Ave.
6/22/2014: 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM: St. Thomas the Apostle, 6650 Dorchester
6/23/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Friendship Baptist, 5032 Lackawanna Blvd.
6/24/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: South Carolina Federal Credit Union, 6265 Rivers Ave.

Seabrook Island
6/19/2014: 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM: Seabrook Island P.O.A. Community Center, Oyster Catcher Dr.

Sullivans Island
6/29/2014: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Stella Maris, 1204 Middle St.

Wadmalaw Island
6/1/2014: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM: New Bethlehem Baptist Church, 5821 Maybank Hwy.

Colleton
Edisto Island
6/24/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Edisto Community, 414 Jungle Road

Walterboro
6/19/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Colleton Medical Center, 501 Robertson Blvd.

Dorchester
Harleyville
6/16/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Harleyville Community, 163 South Railroad Ave.

Summerville
6/4/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Pivotal Fitness, 1645 Old Trolley Road
6/9/2014: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Lowe's of Oakbrook, 9600 Dorchester Road
6/11/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: SCDDSN Coastal Center, 9995 Miles Jamison Road
6/15/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Old Fort Baptist Church, 10505 Dorchester Road
6/17/2014: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Summerville Medical Center, 295 Midland Parkway
6/21/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Park Pavillion, 651 Wassamassaw Road
6/22/2014: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: St. Luke's Lutheran Chuch, 206 Central Ave.
6/26/2014: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM: Summerville Baptist Church, 417 Central Ave.
6/29/2014: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Summerville Presbyterian, 407 S. Laurel St.
6/30/2014: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Summerville Family YMCA, 208 West Doty Ave.

How to donate blood: 
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an
appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.


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