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Unsure if you can donate? Individuals 17 years of age and older (16 with parental consent), weighing at least 110 pounds, and generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. The need for blood and platelets is constant – every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need of blood. On average, the Red Cross must collect about 15,000 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of patients across the country, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood and platelets for those in need of transfusions – so please, donate blood and save a life!

Month Long Blood Drive in February

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Five Points Association of Columbia, S.C. has teamed up with the American Red Cross to warm hearts this winter by hosting a month long blood drive during the month of February. The blood drive will take place at the American Red Cross donation site (2751 Bull Street), where patrons are encouraged to come donate anytime during their open hours.

There will be a number of incentives for those who donate, including great contributions from Five Points businesses. Present your “I Donated” sticker to receive the following specials:
Qdoba – free chips & queso
Revente – 10% off
Sid & Nancy – 10% off
Cycle Center – TBA
Office Depot - $5 off $25 purchase
Andy’s Deli – 10% off
2G’s Clothing – additional 10% off
Copper Penny – TBA
Gentleman’s Closet – 15% off
Eddie’s Calzones - $1 off any calzone

For more information about the American Red Cross, please visit www.RedCrossBlood.org/SC.

american_red_cross_logo

Unsure if you can donate? Individuals 17 years of age and older (16 with parental consent), weighing at least 110 pounds, and generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. The need for blood and platelets is constant – every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need of blood. On average, the Red Cross must collect about 15,000 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of patients across the country, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood and platelets for those in need of transfusions – so please, donate blood and save a life!

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