Urgent Call for Blood Donations Issued

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The American Red Cross is calling on you to give blood in these final weeks of summer – in a season where donations are always low.

In August, the Red Cross says its regular donors might delay because of last-minute vacations or the back-to-school rush, but its imperative to keep blood bank levels steady to meet the demands from area hospitals.

As a special incentive, those who give blood or platelets from now until August 31 will be emailed a $5 Target eGiftCard.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Aug. 15-31: 

Camden

  • 8/22/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street
  • 8/26/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chick-Fil- A Camden, 2211 West Dekalb Street
  • 8/30/2017: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., SC Department of Transportation Kershaw, 512 South Fair Street
  • 8/31/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Blue Cross Blue Shield Camden, 2300 Springdale Drive

Cayce

  • 8/30/2017: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 2003 Charleston Highway

Cayce-West Columbia

  • 8/20/2017: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., SC National Guard Springdale Armory, 3528 Platt Springs Road

Chapin

  • 8/28/2017: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Lake Murray Presbyterian, 2721 Dutch Fork Road

Columbia

  • 8/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Lexington County Public Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road
  • 8/30/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Christus Victor Lutheran, 400 Harbison Boulevard

Gilbert

  • 8/17/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Gilbert Summit Branch Library, 405 Broad Street 8/31/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Beulah United Methodist Church, 161 Beulah Church Rd.

Leesville

  • 8/17/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fire Dept., Batesburg Leesville Fire Dept, 431 East Church St.

Lexington

  • 8/21/2017: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., The Harvest, 4865 Sunset Blvd
  • 8/23/2017: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Avtec Inc., 100 Innovation Place
  • 8/28/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fellowship Baptist Church of Lexington, 4238 Augusta Rd.
  • 8/30/2017: 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Lexington County Emergency Medical SVC, 407 Ball Park Rd
  • 8/31/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., First Baptist Church of Lexington, 415 Barr Road

Pelion

  • 8/22/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pelion Branch Library, 206 Pine St.

West Columbia

  • 8/16/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Mt Hebron United Methodist Church, 3050 Leaphart Road
  • 8/22/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lexington Medical Center – Mini Drive, 2720 Sunset Blvd.

Columbia

  • 8/15/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Palmetto Health Parklane, 7909 Parklane Road, Suite 400
  • 8/15/2017: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/16/2017: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/16/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Columbia, 1422 Washington Street
  • 8/17/2017: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/18/2017: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/19/2017: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/21/2017: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/22/2017: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/23/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., AllSouth FCU – Elmwood, 730 Elmwood Ave
  • 8/23/2017: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/24/2017: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/24/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Palmetto Health Home Care, 1400 Pickens Street
  • 8/25/2017: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/25/2017: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Carolina Coliseum Concourse, Carolina Coliseum, 701 Assembly Street
  • 8/25/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wendy's, 804 Assembly St.
  • 8/26/2017: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/28/2017: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/29/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Benedict College, 1600 Harden Street
  • 8/29/2017: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/30/2017: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
  • 8/31/2017: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull S

Irmo

  • 8/18/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sam's Club Irmo, 350 Harbison Blvd.
  • 8/27/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., East Lake Community Church, 10057 Broad River Road

Sumter

  • 8/17/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuomey Regional Medical Center, 129 N Washington Street
  • 8/18/2017: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 155 Wall Street
  • 8/19/2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lakewood Baptist Church, 3140 Nazarene Church Road
  • 8/24/2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 219 West Calhoun St.
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