Red Cross in SC at Critical Need: How You Can Help

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Red Cross in South Carolina is in critical need of  blood donations, and there are plenty of places where you can help.

The organization says blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and causing a significant draw down of the Red Cross blood supply. 

They're looking for donations of all different blood types. 

How to Help

To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross has added more than 25,000 additional appointment slots at donation centers and community blood drives across the country over the next few weeks to accommodate more donors. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities July 5-25

Barnwell County

Barnwell
7/5/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wal-Mart, 11391 Dunbarton Blvd
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Fairfield County

Winnsboro
7/25/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sion Presbyterian Church, 116 W. Washington Street
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Kershaw County

Camden
7/15/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1709 Lyttleton Street
7/20/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Heritage Community Bank, 2220 West Dekalb Street
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Lexington County

Cayce
7/13/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Greater Cayce West Columbia Chamber and Visitors Center, 1006 12th St.

Gilbert
7/15/2017: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 246 St  Pauls Church Rd

Lexington
7/5/2017: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Lexington County Sheriff's Department, 521 Gibson Rd
7/5/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., Lexington County Sheriff's Department, 521 Gibson Rd
7/14/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lexington County Fire Service, 436 Ball Park Rd
7/22/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Boiling Springs United Methodist Church, 2373 Calks Ferry Road
7/24/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, 1205 Old Cherokee Rd.

West Columbia
7/16/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Blvd
7/23/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, 1000 B Ave
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Richland County

Blythewood
7/25/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Department of Motor Vehicles, 10311 Wilson Blvd

Columbia
7/5/2017: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/6/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Health and  Human Services, 1801 Main St.
7/6/2017: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/6/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Seibels, 1501 Lady Street
7/7/2017: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/7/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Walmart, 321 Killian Road
7/8/2017: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/10/2017: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/10/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Vive Church, 2630 Clemson Road
7/11/2017: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Drive
7/11/2017: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/12/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., CB Richard Ellis, CB Richard Ellis, 1333 Main Street
7/12/2017: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/13/2017: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/13/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Trinity Cathedral Church, 1100 Sumter Street
7/13/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Richland Two Institute of Innovation, 763 Fashion Drive
7/14/2017: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/15/2017: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/17/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., SC Probation, Parole & Pardon Services, 2221 Devine Street
7/17/2017: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/18/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tower at 1301 Gervais, 1301 Gervais Street
7/18/2017: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/19/2017: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/20/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Merrill Lynch, 1301 Gervais Street
7/20/2017: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/21/2017: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/21/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sam's Club, 733 Fashion Drive
7/21/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rice Home, 100 Finley Road
7/22/2017: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/24/2017: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St
7/24/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., AppleOne, 107 Westpark Blvd. Suite 135
7/25/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Colliers Keenan, 1441 Main St.
7/25/2017: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Columbia Blood Donation Center, 2751 Bull St

Irmo
7/19/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 201 Lake Murray Blvd.
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Sumter County

Sumter
7/5/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., YMCA of Sumter, 510 Miller Road
7/12/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sumter Utilities, 1151 North Pike West
7/14/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., USC Arts Building, 109 Miller Road
7/21/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Eaton, 11 Corporate Way
7/25/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Central Carolina Technical College, 506 N. Guignard Drive
 

 

 

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