Piedmont, SC (May 13, 2019) – In recognition of National Police Week, The Blood Connection (TBC) is calling on the community to help honor local heroes. Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day for their communities, some paying the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect. As an organization whose main mission is also to save lives, TBC thanks those brave men and women for their service.
Just like the public relies on law enforcement officers, TBC relies on loyal blood donors to save lives. Right now, The Blood Connection has an urgent need for blood donors. This week is a great time for the community to step up and support its local blood center and law enforcement agencies at the same time. While not everyone can be officers or deputies, community members can honor their live-saving passion by donating blood. When tragedies happen, law enforcement officers are the first responders. Blood supplied by The Blood Connection is also there in an emergency, when people need it most. Both missions go hand-in-hand. Since donations only come from community blood donors, TBC is especially grateful to those behind the badge for protecting the lifeblood of what TBC does.
In the spirit of saving more lives together, The Blood Connection is teaming up with the local law enforcement agencies listed below from May 13-17. For every donor, TBC will donate $10 to the agency’s charity of choice. Donors can make an appointment online or show up between blood drive hours. Each blood donation has the power to save up to three lives. Together as a community, help show these local heroes we support them too.
Inman City Hall – Donations to The Blood Connection
20 South Main St, Inman, SC 29349
Mon. May 13 9am – 2pm
Mauldin Municipal Building – Donations to The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office W.A.R. Fund
5 East Butler Rd, Mauldin, SC 29662
Mon. May 13 3pm – 7pm
Easley Police Dept.
220 Northwest Main St, Easley, SC 29640
Mon. May 13 10:30am – 2:30pm
Anderson Police Dept.
401 South Main St, Anderson, SC 29625
Tue. May 14 9am – 2pm
Pickens County Law Enforcement Center
216 C. David Stone Rd, Pickens, SC 29671
Tue. May 14 8am – 4pm
Laurens County Sheriff’s Office
216 West Main St, Laurens, SC 29360
Thu. May 16 8:15am – 5pm
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office – Donations to SC Sheriffs Foundation
300 South Church Street, Walhalla, SC 29691
Thu. May 16 12pm – 5pm
Greenwood County Coroner’s Office – Donations to Hospice House of Piedmont
600 Monument St. #223 P-127, Greenwood, SC 29646
Mon. May 13 10am – 3pm
Simpsonville Police Department – Donations to Cancer Society of Greenville County
198 Park Drive, Simpsonville, SC, 29681
Fri. May 17 2pm – 7pm
Spartanburg Downtown Library
151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 20306
Fri. May 17 12pm – 5pm
Fountain Inn Police Dpt. – Donations to Roger Rice Foundation
300 N Main St. Fountain Inn, SC 29644
Thu. May 16 2:30-7:00pm
When donors give local with The Blood Connection, it stays local. TBC is the primary blood provider for every hospital in the Upstate, which means when anyone here needs blood, TBC supplies it. While trauma is the most obvious reason for blood usage, cancer patients are usually the number one recipients of blood products. Donations are also needed for burn victims, premature infants, surgeries, and those with blood disorders, to name a few. When community members share blood, healing happens, and families remain whole.
Again, TBC has an urgent need for all blood types. Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent. Donors can visit thebloodconnection.org for more information or to find other blood drives.
About The Blood Connection
Founded in 1962 in Greenville, SC, The Blood Connection (TBC) is the largest independently managed, non-profit community blood center in the region. It recruits donors and collects blood within South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. All of the blood received through donations goes right back into the communities that TBC serves.
Licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, TBC collects blood from donors through bloodmobiles, portable field units, and fixed donation sites. It holds blood drives every day and distributes blood, platelets, and plasma each year to connect volunteer blood donors, hospitals, and patients needing life-saving transfusions. For more information, contact The Blood Connection or visit thebloodconnection.org.
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