28th Annual Carolina/Clemson Blood Drive

Tools

By Jonathan Oh

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM from November 12, 2012 until November 16, 2012

Location: USC Columbia Campus

Phone: 803-331-3629

Email: kelly.moore@redcross.org

Link: http://www.redcrossblood.org/news/sc/carolina-and-clemson-hold-28th-annual-blood-drive-0

Event Description

The 28th Annual Carolina/Clemson Blood Drive will be held Monday through Friday, Nov. 12-16, on both school campuses. All University of South Carolina and Clemson University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans are encouraged to participate.

In Columbia, blood donations may be made at the following locations:

Monday, Nov. 12:
• Russell House Ballroom, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Blood Mobile at Thomas Cooper Library, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 (USC Alumni Day):
• Russell House Ballroom, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Blood Mobile at Darla Moore School of Business, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Blood Mobile at Thomas Cooper Library, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14:
• Russell House Ballroom, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Blood Mobile at Thomas Cooper Library, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Blood Mobile at Colonial Life Arena, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15:
• Russell House Ballroom, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Blood Mobile in front of Thomas Cooper Library, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Blood Mobile in Greek Village (next to the Strom), 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Blood Mobile at Carolina Coliseum, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 16:
• Russell House Ballroom, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Blood Mobile at Darla Moore School of Business, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Blood Mobile at Thomas Cooper Library, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

All presenting blood donors at the University of South Carolina will receive a commemorative blood drive T-shirt and a variety of free food. The coveted blood drive trophy will be awarded to the winning team at the game on Nov. 24 at “Death Valley” (Clemson Memorial Stadium).

The Carolina/Clemson Blood Drive is held annually the week before the Carolina/Clemson football game. The drive comes at the start of the holiday season when the blood supply typically weakens. Over the past 27 years of competition, the universities have collected more than 90,000 units of blood, potentially saving more than 270,000 lives. The Carolina contingent has donated approximately 45,000 units of blood for this highly anticipated event and took home the trophy last year with a total of 4,079 presenting donors to Clemson’s 3,041 presenting donors. While the University of South Carolina has won the blood drive competition the past four years in a row, Clemson University currently leads the competition with 14 blood drive wins to Carolina’s 13 wins.

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 permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in 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. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information about blood donation.
Return to event list.

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 100 Characters Left

ABC Columbia and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Columbia
Current: 54°
Cloudy
Wind: 9 MPH
Pressure: 29.73
Humidity: 77 %

What's on WOLOTV Full Schedule