The Blood Connection Announces New Hospital Partner, AnMed Health

Temporary TBC Donor Center Opens in Anderson Mall, December 15

Greenville, SC (December 13, 2018) – The Blood Connection is pleased to announce a new partnership with AnMed Health. Beginning December 15, 2018, The Blood Connection will become the sole supplier of blood and blood products to AnMed Health. After years of operating its own blood service for patients, the AnMed Health Blood Donor Center will discontinue operations, and TBC will fulfill the role of ensuring blood is available for AnMed and its patients. The Blood Connection encourages blood donors visit its temporary location in the Anderson Mall, to continue the legacy of life-saving blood donations in the Anderson community.

“We are honored to have been chosen by AnMed Health to support the health of the people in the Anderson County communities, said Delisa K. English, TBC President and CEO. “This is an opportunity to serve more people, help more patients and save more lives. Watch for our signature red blood mobile units and listen for a call from our donor recruiters.”

In locally-driven operations, neighbors are helping neighbors, but only through a partnership with the community. As a steward of the community blood supply, TBC has served the region for over 40 years, ensuring blood is available to directly serve patients in the same communities. With AnMed Health, The Blood Connection will now be servicing the entire Upstate.

Every day, accident victims, patients with cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell disease and other illnesses need lifesaving transfusions. TBC’s mission is to ensure all hospital partners have the blood supplies needed for patients at any given time. Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent. TBC encourages both whole blood and platelet donations.

About The Blood Connection

Founded as Greenville Blood Assurance in 1962, The Blood Connection (TBC) is the largest independently managed, non-profit community blood center in the region, licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In South Carolina, TBC serves Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, Pickens, Oconee, Greenwood, McCormick, Anderson, Laurens, Newberry and Lexington counties. TBC also contracts with Med-Trans Air Medical Transport to serve Sumter, Marion, Dorchester, Colleton, Charleston and Berkeley counties. In Georgia, TBC serves Stephens, Hall, and Barrow counties. In 2011, TBC began serving Macon, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk, Buncombe, McDowell and Mitchell counties in Western North Carolina. In 2017, TBC expanded services to include Wake, Durham, Orange, Forsyth, Rowan and Pitt counties. For more information, please visit thebloodconnection.org