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Blood donations urgently needed

on Wednesday, 27 January 2016. Posted in News, Local News

The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to make an appointment to give this winter. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.

Blood is needed to respond to emergencies large and small, across the country every day. For Heather Von Glahn, it was a personal emergency – her 8-year-old daughter’s leukemia diagnosis – that inspired her to make the commitment to give blood regularly. “I’ve seen blood save her life at least 10 times,” said Von Glahn.

“When friends and family ask what they can do for my daughter, I tell them to donate blood. It matters so much!” Blood donations are urgently needed now and throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Upcoming opportunities to donate:

American Red Cross Florence Blood Donation Center, 1555-B West Palmetto St., Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m; Wednesday, 2 to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday and Thursday. 2/2: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Florence Darlington Tech, 2715 W. Lucas St. 2/2: 1-6 p.m., Briggs Elementary School, 1012 Congaree Drive 2/3: 1-6 p.m., The King’s Academy, 1015 S. Ebenezer Road 2/12: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., McLeod Regional Medical Center, 555 E Cheves St. 2/12: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., McLeod Plaza, 555 E Cheves St. 2/13: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Howe Springs Fire District, 2229 Howe Springs Road 2/14: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., NewSpring Church, 1100 North Cashua Drive

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