Be a hero! Give the gift of your blood to serve the needs of our community by visiting The Blood Mobile (parked by the Chick-fil-A on Laurens Road) with your fellow LVG friends on Saturday February 22 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM.  blooddriveDonors will receive a special gift for their generosity – pick from either a long sleeve t-shirt or Camelot Cinema movie tickets! Donating takes approximately 40 minutes. Donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written consent.

As recently posted on Greenville Online, due to the brutal winter weather combined with a surge in colds and flu The Blood Connection has a dwindling supply and is calling on all eligible donors for help. Recently the inventory of red cells had fallen below the targeted supply of five to seven days, there was just a two-day supply of the most common blood types, and only one day’s supply of O-negative.

If you cannot make this event to make donating more convenient, donation center hours will be extended from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, or go to www.thebloodconnection.org to find another convenient blood drive.

Contact Tyler with questions! 803-422-6118 or by email at christopher.t.goss@gmail.com.

How Much Does it Take to Save Lives? 

  • Automobile Accident: 50 units of blood
  • Heart Surgery: 6 units of blood, 6 units of platelets
  • Organ Transplant: 40 units of blood, 30 units of platelets, 20 bags of cryoprecipitate, 25 units of fresh frozen plasma
  • Bone Marrow Transplant: 120 units of platelets, 20 units of blood
  • Burn: 20 units of platelets

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