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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…

Regional Red Cross Hosts 24-Hour Giving Blitz

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The American Red Cross of Central SC is hosting its annual 24-hour giving blitz, to provide hope and urgent relief like food and other essentials to people coping with disaster. Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters nationwide. That means every eight minutes, the organization responds to a disaster, most of which are…

Critical Need for Blood Donations: ABC Columbia Needs Your Help

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives. Hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed. Snowstorms and severe weather…